Your love, God, fills the earth! Train me to live by Your counsel. – (Psalm 119:64, MSG)
Lord, Your faithful love fills the earth. Teach me Your laws. – (Psalm 119:64, ERV)
The earth is filled with Your love, Lord; teach me Your decrees. – (Psalm 119:64, NIV)
Everywhere the human eye can see, there is evidence of the Eternal’s love for us. The intentional, exquisite design of each individual we encounter, the beauty of nature, the intricacy of the countless systems set in place by His hands – I stand in awe when I give even a moment to think about the complexity of messages it requires to send information from my mind to my fingers to movement on the keyboard, yet the words that are typed on the screen occur so often with little thought or thanks for He who designed my body to function in this way. Just as it required training to learn to type without having to think about where each key is located, we need to be intentional to train our hearts and minds in the word of God, so that we don’t agonize to know what is right in His sight. May we take time to notice the love of the Lord that surrounds us, and be intentional to allow His word to train us in the ways we are meant to go.
The love of the Lord,
Fills the earth, surrounds;
Wherever we look,
His love can be found.
May we ever seek,
To walk in His ways;
Do right by the Lord,
For all of our days.
Lord, train up our hearts,
To walk in Your will;
Do what pleases You,
Your counsel, instill.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your love is evident everywhere! Thank You that the earth is filled with Your love. Thank You that when we ask, You are faithful to answer and train us to live according to Your will. Forgive us for not seeking You and Your will as we walk out our days, and teach us to trust You for all of our days. Show us how to live according to Your counsel so that we love others in the way that You intended them to be loved. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we recognize Your love all around us, and listen to Your leading in all that we do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. – Proverbs 11:25