Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Teach me thy way, O Lord!

“Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.”
—Psalms 86:11-13

I seek.........

I seek God's face, His light and His favor. I long for knowledge of His ways and word. I thirst for the sweet taste of His Living Water. I wish everyone did.

My thirst for knowledge of God and His word is not recent. I've been this way for some time. However, I got off track, I let life derail me. I regret that very much.

The last 3 years Doug and I have been so very fortunate in that we have been blessed with being able to go and listen to a wonderful teacher. He has given us both so much. He has encouraged me to study, seek God's will and pricked my sense of mystery causing me to study to solve the mystery of God's love for us. He scolds us, cajoles us, teases us and challenges us. This is the mark of a gift from God. He is a true teacher in the sense of the word. He loves God and it is plain to see. He loves to teach about God's word, helping us, his grateful students, to understand and to be able to take it to the world.

We recently got the opportunity to tell him how much he has blessed us, we embarrassed him I think. But we thank God every day for him and ask His blessings on our teacher and his family.

I'm excited because I'm to begin a study in September on Daniel. I hear that my teacher will be a good one. I've heard so much about this persons abilities and I know her, so I have no doubt that what I've heard about her teaching is true. She is a woman of God and a prayer warrior, she is loving and kind, a wonderful mother and good friend. I thank God for her and her leading.

Teaching is a gift that isn't given lightly. God is very discerning when it comes to those that are given the gift of teaching, preaching and leading His people. I'm very blessed to be married to one of those people. My husband is a Pastor. He is a man of God and a wonderful husband and father. He is a leader, but not a tyrant, he is a good listener, a prayer warrior and a student of God's word.

Dear Heavenly Father,
This is a new season for me, I pray that I will bloom in it and the fruit of it will sweet to you Father. I ask Your blessings on the upcoming season of learning, on Your teachers, preachers, prayer warriors, workers and students. Make us sponges, soaking up the thirst quenching water of Your Word.
All this I pray in the Name of Jesus Christ, Our Savior and Lord.