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. – Psalm 25:4-5

Every day is a gift.  We have a choice of what to do with it.  Tomorrow it will be gone forever.  We should desire to make each day worthwhile.

In Psalm 25:4-5 we find actions to take daily if we want to please the Lord.

Show me Your ways.  Jesus taught us to pray not our will, but for His to be done.  Discernment is vital as we long to understand the mysterious dealings of the Spirit.  God will make His ways known to us.  Listen for His voice saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Teach me Your paths.  Like parents who guide their child who is just learning to walk, God is our Father and will instruct us on which paths to take.  A fork in the road is not a simple choice for Christians.  We must heed the Father’s direction, and then walk in it.

Lead me in the truth.  This is where we must have ears to hear.  Stop and listen because the Father is speaking.  He often uses three pointers in helping us discern the way.  Bible passages are one source of help.  The Holy Spirit offers direction in following God’s will.  The wisdom of saintly counselors also offers godly advice to follow.img_1296

— Dr. Ted Traylor, Living in the Light