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.

Healing Is Already Accomplished (1 Peter 2:24)

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)

When Jesus took our sins on the cross, He also bore our sicknesses, our infirmities, our guilt, our shame and regrets. This means that through being unified with Him in salvation, we have already been completely set free, redeemed, healed and delivered. Now in order for us to walk in this good news and see the manifestation of it in our lives, let us confidently lay hold by faith of what the grace of God has made available. Remember that faith takes possession of what grace has already provided. And so let us rejoice today in the glorious finished works of Jesus, and trust that His grace truly is sufficient for us.

Light Unto The Upright (Psalm 112:4)

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalm 112:4 (KJV)

We are upright in the eyes of God, not because of anything we have done or failed to do, but through our faith in the finished works of Jesus. As a result of what Jesus has done for us on the cross, darkness has lost its power over us, and so even in the midst of challenges and opposition there will be light. We may rely fully upon the gracious and compassionate nature of our God who is continuously working on our behalf, and we may stand firm and secure upon His righteousness. Let us give praise unto the Lord for the victory He has already won for us!

Rejoice And Shout For Joy (Psalm 32:11)

Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Psalm 32:11 (KJV)

When we are in Christ, we have been made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God. When God sees us, He does not see the areas in which we fall short, but what He sees is His Son in us. And so the foundation from which we approach all things is our identity in Christ as a beloved child of the most high God. We never work for approval, but from approval; we need not try to win God’s favor, we already have it. Regardless of any circumstances or conditions, we may indeed rejoice and shout for joy, for we have already been made victorious.

Victory In The Midst Of Opposition (Isaiah 54:17)

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 54:17 (KJV)

As born again believers we have been given authority in Jesus’ name over anything that would attempt to rob us of the promises of God. No matter the form of opposition, whether it be a negative doctors’ report, marital challenges, lack in a certain area, or hurtful and judgmental words from other people, we may declare with confidence the Word of God: that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Our confidence comes from the fact that our righteousness is not our own, but found completely in the finished works of Jesus. And so let us lay hold boldly of all that has been so freely made available.

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.

When You Pray, Believe That You Receive (Mark 11:24)

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Mark 11:24 (KJV)

Grace-based prayer begins with gratitude that the very thing we are praying for has already been made available through the finished works of Jesus. And so we believe that we receive, knowing that our God withholds no good thing from those who walk uprightly. And to walk uprightly simply means that we put all our faith, trust and reliance in what Jesus has already done for us, rather than in what we can accomplish through our own works or efforts. The more we can rest in this assurance, the more we will see the goodness of God manifesting in our lives.

Walking Worthy Of The Lord (Colossians 1:10)

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Colossians 1:10 (KJV)

What is meant by walking worthy of the Lord is that we walk in the righteousness that has been made available to us in Christ Jesus. Walking worthy of the Lord has ultimately nothing to do with our own works, it is not us living up to some kind of ideal and never falling short; it is simply to put our complete faith and trust in the finished works of Jesus. Walking worthy of the Lord is to live by grace. And grace transforms our actions by transforming our hearts. Grace causes us to be fruitful in every good work and opens us to increase in the knowledge of God.