Wednesday, September 3, 2008

SHOW ME THE WAY

Hey everybody,

I want to share this with y'all.

I woke up yesterda with the phrase "Show me the way" on my heart.

During my quiet time, I was singing that chorus, "Show me the way, that I may walk with You/Show me the way, I put my hope in You/The cry of my heart is to love You, Lord/to live with the touch of Your hand/stronger each day/Show me the way."

As I continued in my quiet time, the Lord brought John 14:6 to my mind:

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
We started our tutorial classes yesterday with our homeschool group. I teach two high school writing classes. When I walked in the door of my classroom (we meet in a church), there on the wall, on a huge poster, was this verse:

Teach me Your way, Lord, and I will live by Your truth. (Psalm 86:11a)

I love it when God does things like this, when everything I am hearing from Him is pointing in the same direction--or maybe I should say when I am understanding that everything I am hearing from Him is pointing in the same direction!

I've been talking with one of my children quite a bit lately about being teachable. I want to be teachable, too. And I have to wonder, after dealing with this certain child, if I ever respond to God in the way that this child responds to me.

For instance, when the Lord is trying to show me where I've made an error, do I respond with excuses and blame someone else for my mistake?
Or when the Lord is trying to prepare me for a test, do I cut Him off with a curt, "I know that already," and ignore the truths He longs to share? Truths that are for my good? Truths that will make the test easier?
King Solomon said that the wise LOVE to be corrected for it makes them wiser still. The foolish, however, cannot stand correction.
What am I?
Am I a lover of correction?
Or am I a fool?

I once interviewed Barbara Smith for ParentLife, and I remember her sharing with me that she had been pretty confident in her faithwalk as a young woman, but then she hit 40, and she felt like Wow! she didn't know anything about God! Do you ever feel that way, too? I know I do. It seems like the older I get, the more I realize how little I know and how much I have to learn.

So I'm praying: Show me the way.

Isn't it great to know that HE WILL DO IT?

Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find; knock and the door shall be opened unto you. . .

5 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

I am wishing I could take your writing class. And I am singing the song you referenced, since you know I love music!

And I am smiling at a God who talks to us every day, if we just listen. And praying that he will teach me...or maybe that I will just learn!

Edie said...

Hi, I found my way over here from Monkey's are Funny. I didn't intend the pun but it works!

I think this may have been a devine appointment as I have been praying for a direction in a specific area. So glad I came by and I'll be back again. Nice meeting you.

My ADHD Me said...

"Show Me The Way". Now that's something I catch myself asking quite often. I'm just never sure which way God is pointing. Obviously, when the path is between right and wrong I know which way he is pointing. It's the life decisions that I'm never sure of. I suppose I need to keep praying.

Julie Gillies said...

Oh, I love that song. Back in the day, I was on the worship team and it was my favorite...I still find myself singing it on occasion. God frequently speaks to me through a song, and I'm grateful for His faithfulness to confirm what He's saying to us individually.

Now, don't think I'm weird, but I LOVE when the Lord corrects me because I feel loved! Now if only my kids felt the same way.

Rebecca Ingram Powell said...

Julie,

I don't think you're weird at all! I am thankful for God's correction, too!

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