By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.
“The God of my life...” That’s it! That’s what I’m about. I want God to be in every single aspect of my life, my routine, my thoughts, my actions, and my words. The God of my life.
Rob and Dean have been teaching from Ezekiel lately at church. Kind of a weird book that I don’t typically read at my leisure, so some of the verses we’ve studied have really stuck out at me and given me new things to think about.
Like this one. God tells Ezekiel in chapter 3:10-11, “Let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself. Then go to your people in exile and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says!’ Do this whether they listen to you or not.”
What a great idea. Fully digest God’s Word in my heart first. Think about it a lot. Practice it. Then share it. And share it whether the hearers listen or not. That’s a better way to share our faith then just casually passing it along thus allowing for only casual results. A person would need to see an example of the life being explained to them, right?
I shouldn’t tell people to make God the God of their life if he isn’t the God of mine. How confusing and totally misleading. Jesus calls such a person a blind guide in Matthew 15:14. And the trouble with a blind guide is that they both will fall into a pit!
I like God’s direction by day and his comfort at night. These are good things, and they are things I wish for others to experience as well. But I have to be all in. I must allow him and believe him to be the God of my life.
Please be the God of my life everyday! Affect every thought, word, and behavior of mine. Let me let your words sink in deep and become part of me and be faithful to share with others whether they listen or not. Thank you that the result of this kind of life is your direction by day and your comfort at night. It’s truly and amazing and wonderful way to live regardless of any surrounding circumstances. Help me just keep trusting you. I love you so much and pray in your Son’s name, amen.