Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (347 words)
Psalm 25:4–5 (ESV): "4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. 5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you, I wait all the day long."
Lessons in life often don't come easy. We learn the best when we are in the midst of the fire. There is a far better way though, simply by asking God to lead and teach you. You will avoid unnecessary suffering that way.
Most men when they are lost waste time by allowing pride to get in the way refusing to ask for help. Not David, when he was in need of help he immediately cried out to God. He was also proactive and sought the Lord to grow in His ways. I love that he asks God to both teach and lead him. What he is saying is, Lord gives me Your wisdom and knowledge and show me how to apply it in my life. This leaves no room for faulty interpretation. That, my friends, is wise and prudent.
God is faithful to give us lessons no matter what. They come a lot easier when they are not the result of foolish choices. Rather than learn by reaction be proactive and ask God to help you to know His ways, lead you in truth and teach you His ways as David did. It will save you lots of grief in the end. Come to the Lord today with a humble and willing heart and ask Him to lead and teach you. You won't be disappointed.
Father, thank You for being so incredibly patient with us. You are consistent in teaching us and showing us Your wonderful ways. We ask today that You make us know Your ways and that You lead us in truth teaching us how to walk according to Your will. May we learn the lessons you desire to teach us in a proactive rather than the reactive way we pray in Jesus' name, amen, and amen.