Thursday, January 26, 2012

150 Days of Psalms - ooops - Psalm 25

Haha! Last night at church Phyllis said, "Did you do Psalm 26 today?"

I don't know. I think so.

You do know it's the 25th, right?

Oh no!

The only thing I can figure is that when we were at the hospital with Andrew and Calli I mentioned (as we passed midnight) how Caleb's birthday wouldn't be the 24th, it would be the 25th. Then Cheryl and I went home about 3:30 or so. After sleeping a few hours and getting up to go to work, I guess I figured it was the next day so the 26th was in my head.

That's as good an excuse as any and now it's my story and I'm sticking to it. hahaha

So... here are some thoughts on Psalm 25.

Here's one truth that kind of stood out to me. So many times over the years I've had people ask the age-old question "What does God want me to do? What is His will for my life? How can I know...?

David is saying the same thing in vs.4-5

"Make Your ways known to me, Lord;
teach me Your paths.
Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
for You are the God of my salvation;"

Many bring that same request to God. But the following verses in the Psalm show the key to finding God's way in your life.

~ He waited for God "I wait for You all day long." vs.5, 21
~ He confessed his sin and asked for forgiveness vs.7, 11
~ He humbled himself before God "He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way." v.9
~ He feared God (meaning he trusted God and was faithful to Him) "Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will show him the way he should choose." v.12 "The secret counsel of the Lord is for those who fear Him" v.14
~ He kept his eyes on the Lord v.15

Let me challenge you to put these actions of David into practice in your life. I can hardly wait to hear how God will be working in your life and showing you His way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good."

Oh, the love of my Savior goes back and covers my old sins too. His goodness and Mercy are my hope.