Whenever we have a box delivered to our home that says, “Instructions Inside,” I immediately take it to my wife. It doesn’t matter if it is large or small or somewhere in between, I know exactly what to do with it. If it needs to be “put together,” or is “in pieces,” it’s beyond the skills and talents that God gave me. It’s another example of God’s grace: He graciously brought her to me to make up for many of my deficiencies.
That’s the way God is. Whatever we lack, whatever we need, whatever is beyond
us is always available to us through His grace and guidance. With God’s Spirit
within us and the fact that His Word is sufficient for us, we must then submit
to Him, follow Him and depend on Him. We cannot do what He has for us to do
God knows our strength and limitations, our skills and talents. He is anxious
for us to grow into the likeness of His Son, Jesus Christ. So, it is important
for us to look to Him, depend on Him and follow Him because life is too
difficult without Him. We often mislead ourselves if we do not recognize “where
we are and where God wants us to be.” That’s why David reminded us that we need
God to “show us His ways.” Like it or not, we must admit that it is too easy to
confuse our ways with His ways and not accomplish His purpose for our lives or
know how we can serve others.
God can only guide whom He governs. When we
allow Him “to show us and teach us,” He can then lead us in the path He has laid
out for us.
Prayer: Father, Your ways are perfect ways. May we
willingly accept them as we submit to Your leadership. In Jesus’ Name,
Scripture for Today: Psalm 25:4-5 Show me Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of
my salvation; On You I wait all the day.