I’ve been getting deeper understanding in scripture, and it’s been wonderful. There is so much I could blog about, but I have just asked God to show me. I have truly embraced the pure meaning of faith as in 1 Timothy chapter 1, where my Amplified Bible defines Faith: “In that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence”. This is my heart; what my whole person is becoming. I have nothing to loose by following God. I have overcome many mountains in my life, and I gladly wait on God to use me in this world. He has been showing me amazing truths lately, and areas of my own life to get in order. I wait expectantly for All that He wants to do in me and through me. I don’t say this to be boastful, but because my heart cries out for Him to use me. I know that I will never truly get it all right in life, and desire to remain humble in my attempts, and just want to do my best for Him. I want to hear when He calls and immediately get up and go where ever He leads me. I really embraced Psalm 86 and wanted to share it and encourage you with it as well. May we all stay close and humble to our God and King as we wait for Him to move in our lives and use us for His Glory. Please pray for me as I eagerly wait on The Lord to move in my life. Amen!
A Prayer of David.
1INCLINE YOUR ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring.
2Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated; O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt].
3Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day.
4Make me, Your servant, to rejoice, O Lord, for to You do I lift myself up.
5For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.
6Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and listen to the cry of my supplications.
7In the day of my trouble I will call on You, for You will answer me.
8There is none like unto You among the gods, O Lord, neither are their works like unto Yours.
9All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your name.
10For You are great and work wonders! You alone are God.
11Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name.(A)
12I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your name forevermore.
13For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me; and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol [from the exceeding depths of affliction].
14O God, the proud and insolent are risen against me; a rabble of violent and ruthless men has sought and demanded my life, and they have not set You before them.
15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.
16O turn to me and have mercy and be gracious to me; grant strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) to Your servant and save the son of Your handmaiden.
17Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me.