Proverbs 13 12-13-20

“Lead me in Your way everlasting” is an invitation to God to direct our paths. If He is LORD of our lives, then we invite Him every day.

4 A sluggard’s appetite [for things either not needed or for things he is unwilling to work for] is never filled, but the desires of he diligent [in relation to our LORD] are fully satisfied.

The LORD is not pushy. He will not come into a life where He is not wanted. The whole reason for giving us CHOICE is for us to choose Him. Let’s look at Psalm 139:23-24 again,

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
try me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there be any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

As His children, we have placed ourselves entirely in His command. We come to Him daily, even continuously, seeking direction and correction. We realize that we are made to work WITH Him. Jesus is our Source of life, energy, connection, and all that goes with being connected to God via the Spirit. Without Him, we are spiritually dead, but with Him, we are completely alive! We sense His Presence and Participation, we enjoy the love, joy and peace that flow from His throne into our lives. “His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16. There is much reason to celebrate!

One of the things that we automatically do in His presence is we abandon who we were and are without Him for who He wants us to become with Him. Hence, the phrase, “lead me in the way everlasting.” Solomon said it like this in Proverbs 3:5-6,

Trust the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding,
in all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will direct your paths.

What better way to start our day than getting with the LORD Jesus, enjoying His company, and making Him Lord of our lives? It’s amazing what we can put up with, do without, and even endure when we are living life with Jesus!

LORD, as we worship You today, may we celebrate You reigning in our hearts. When we do, the offensive things in our lives are covered with grace and they begin to dissolve and reform into tools for Your kingdom work. Arrogance is transformed into concern for others; lying is transformed into sharing the Good News of Jesus; dark thoughts are transformed into prayers of adoration and praise. May You transform our lives today as we worship You–all day! Amen.

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