Open my eyes so that I can see all the wonderful things in Your teachings. – (Psalm 119:18, ERV)
Open my eyes so that I can examine the wonders of Your instruction! – (Psalm 119:18, CEB)
Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in Your word. – (Psalm 119:18, TPT)
God is good, and He has given us His word to lead us and guide us in the ways we are meant to go. At a first read, it is easy to assume that much is not applicable today, as life in current times is far different than it was back then. Incredibly, people are people, and the wisdom to be gained from His word remains constant throughout the test of time. There are examples of what we should and should not do, instructions and examples of faith, perseverance, love, hope, help, and healing. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, so the same God who parted a sea to move an entire population to safety, is alive and working among us today. May we seek the Lord for insight as we press into time in His word, growing in understanding and discovering the wonders in His holy word.
Lord, help me to see,
The truth in Your word;
So my heart may hold,
The grace You have stirred.
Of Your love and grace;
To inspire and guide,
Throughout all our days.
As I see and learn,
Lord, help me to grow;
So I might apply,
All I come to know.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word. Thank You that as we seek You for insight, You open our understanding to the truth of Your word. Thank You for the gift of Your word to guide us as we go. Forgive us for not seeking or digging deeper to discover the wonders of Your instruction, that make life far easier to navigate. Teach us to trust You more, recognizing that You answer those who ask. Show us how to love those around us in a way that demonstrates the goodness of walking in Your way and following Your instruction. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to open our understanding to the wonders of Your word. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
O my Strength, to You I sing praises, for You, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love. – Psalm 59:17