Teach Me To Do Your Will (Psalm 143:12)

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:12 (KJV)

This powerful verse reminds us that the only way we are able to walk in the will of God is by His grace. We must continuously look to the Lord so He may teach us to do His will. As we meditate on this, we are creating the space within us for the Holy Spirit to bear witness with our spirit, thereby leading us into the land of uprightness. And we enter into this land not by our own actions or efforts, but much rather through placing all our faith, trust and reliance upon the finished works of Jesus. The more we look to Jesus, realizing we are already upright in Him, the more will He teach us, day by day and moment by moment, to reflect who we are in Him into our world.

Christ Is Our Sufficiency (1 Corinthians 1:30)

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV)

Being in Christ Jesus is referring to our union with Christ. The moment we surrender our lives to the Lord, we are joined unto Him through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. Jesus now has become our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption. And so let us remember to not look to ourselves, but to Jesus. Being in Christ means that He has become our sufficiency unto whatever need may arise. As we meditate daily on this truth, accepting it in our hearts by faith, we will see the fruits of it showing up in our lives.

Particepating In What God Is Seeking To Do (Philippians 2:13-14)

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing,

Philippians 2:13-14 (NKJV)

It is God who works in us, giving us the desire to live lives that are pleasing to Him; and yet while it is God who is prompting us, we must each cooperate by doing the things He has given us to do without complaining and disputing. The reason is that God will never force anything upon us, He will never take away our free will. Yet how wonderful it is to realize that we need not live in the strain of self effort, but that we may simply yield to the flow of grace by particepating in what the Lord is already seeking to accomplish in us. And so take time each day to be in the Word and to listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit. He is already at work in you, awaiting your particepation.

Our Ultimate Teacher (John 14:26)

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 14:26 (KJV)

Our ultimate teacher is the Holy Spirit who lives within us. The Holy Spirit continually seeks to remind us of the things of God, He helps us to move from intellectually knowing a thing to having a direct revelation about it. And so when considering the Word, let us do so knowing that the very same Spirit that inspired the Word now lives within us. Then let us quiet our hearts, and listen for what He is speaking to us. We will find that in any situation wisdom, guidance, insight and revelation are readily available as we open our hearts to receive.

Christ Is Our Sufficiency (1 Corinthians 1:30)

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV)

Being in Christ Jesus is referring to our union with Christ. The moment we surrender our lives to the Lord, we are joined unto Him through the Holy Spirit who lives in us. Jesus now has become our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption. And so let us remember to not look to ourselves, but to Jesus. Being in Christ means that He has become our sufficiency unto whatever need may arise; and as we meditate daily on this truth, accepting it in our hearts by faith, we will see the fruits of it showing up in our lives.

No Longer Our Own (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

What? know yet not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)

The very moment we gave our lives to Jesus, the Holy Spirit took up residence within us. Ever since we have no longer been our own, and so we are being called to live not unto ourselves, but unto God. May we resolve to bring Him glory through the actions of our body which is His temple, and may we rejoice in our spirit communing with His Spirit. And let us live every day knowing that we belong to the Lord, that we have been bought with a price, thereby opening ourselves to the life of victory and service to the kingdom that God has called us to live.

Listening For What God Is Speaking (1 Samuel 3:9-10)

So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, LORD, your servant is listening.'” So Samuel went back to bed. And the LORD came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.”

1 Samuel 3:9-10 (NLT)

Just as in the case of Samuel, each one of us is being called by God. In fact, our heavenly Father is continuously looking to converse with us. If we need wisdom with regards to an important decision, God wants to give us wisdom; if we are in need of peace, He wants to speak peace to our hearts; if we need direction, we can safely look to Him. And so may we remain open and receptive each day to what God might be speaking to us, whether it be through His Word, through the intuitive guidance of the Holy Spirit, or even through people He has put in our path. Let us be sure that God wants to be fully involved in every area of our lives; and the more we make it our habit to listen, the more will we develop our ability to hear.

The Love Of God Brings Hope (Romans 5:5)

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 5:5 (ESV)

When we receive the love of God into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, hope begins to envelop us. We may walk with a calm reassurance, a quiet confidence that we will see the goodness of God in our lives. Today, let the Holy Spirit speak to you of God’s love. Let this love fill you and saturate you, and be assured that your hope will not put you to shame. 

This Is The Way, Walk In It (Isaiah 30:21)

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21 (NKJV)

There is a continual guidance available to us in every moment of every day. As we make it our habit to stop and listen for the still small voice, we will find that the Holy Spirit will surely reveal to us which way to go. What a blessing that when faced with decisions large or small, we need not go about trying to figure things out on our own. The Lord is always ready to guide us, instruct us, teach us and comfort us; and we may rest assured that He will lead us into all that He has ordained for us.

Teach Me To Do Your Will (Psalm 143:12)

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:12 (KJV)

This powerful verse reminds us that the only way we are able to walk in the will of God is by His grace. We must continuously look to the Lord so He may teach us to do His will. As we meditate on this, we are creating the space within us for the Holy Spirit to bear witness with our spirit, thereby leading us into the land of uprightness. And we enter into this land not by our own actions or efforts, but much rather through placing all our faith, trust and reliance upon the finished works of Jesus. The more we look to Jesus, realizing we are already upright in Him, the more will He teach us, day by day and moment by moment, to reflect who we are in Him into our world.