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Teach Me

(Click here for an audio version.    Music is from 'Godpleaser' by Petra. ) "Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day." (Psalm 25:4-5) I wake up desperate.   No matter how refreshed my rest, my mind just takes off, and more often than not in a negative direction, one that, if left in its default mode, will sink into anxiety and depression. I desperately need God to teach me. Earlier this week I read Psalm 119:66: "Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments." Strongly implied here is that I will be lost unless God directs me – and so will you.   Objectively speaking, the amount that we don’t know is infinitely greater than the amount that we do. God began to bring to mind other verses with the phrase ‘teach me’, and so I did a search for the phrase in the Bible.   It o

The Goal

(Click here for an audio version.    Music is from 'Godpleaser' by Petra. ) ""Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."" (Psalm 46:10) "More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,"   (Philippians 3:8) "We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor,  striving according to His power, which mightily works within me."    (Colossians 1:28-29) What is your goal?   What are you aiming at?   By what do you measure if a day, week, month, year, or lifetime is ‘successful'?   What do you want to look back at and see accomplished? In short, what brings you the most