Keeping our hearts on track today, Lord….we come with joy to your decrees…
Oh that my ways were steadfast in obeying you, sweet Lord.
I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you, lover of my soul.
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. Counsel me, Oh God, in your truth. Sanctify me: Your Word is truth.
Oh that you would be gracious to me through your law and keep me from deceitful ways.
Turn my heart….oh TURN IT, GOD…
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes – yes, those wandering eyes…. away from worthless things;
Like Job, I have made a covenant with mine eyes – to sway them back to you at every turn. Shut them fast – yes so fast – at evil, give sight only to you.
Preserve my life – this life you give – according to your Word. Preserve me in your righteousness, for you are the life within my life – this light of glory…shining, glowing unto eternal places.
Oh, yes – this…..
I will hasten and not delay…to obey your commands. Hasten my Spirit, oh Spirit Divine.
Move within me, oh Spirit, quickly….quickly towards the Lord.
———————-> Move now. Closer. Nearer.
Oh for a blameless heart, dear God. And a path steady for these feet, walking your road alone. Stay me from evil…within and around and coming after me.
Your statutes, these written down morsels of life – they are my heritage forever. Mine and my childrens’ and all the worlds.’ They are the joy of this heart of mine. That heart, this beating deceitful thing….is set – yeah I will SET IT on keeping your decrees to the very end.
And when this soul, this flesh of mine has turned off, Merciful God, I thank you that you do not treat us as our sins deserve. Your mercies are new – so new and fresh and refreshing. Great…so beyond understanding and great is your faithfulness.
Your Word – the deep soul bread – tells me that anyone – ANYONE – who tries to conceal their sin does not prosper and that all things hidden in darkness will come into the light.
And that same ANYONE who confesses their sin – yeah, you are still faithful – again and again and again – to forgive – that blessed word…. our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Search my heart, O God, my King. Be my everything. May the words – the thoughts – the meditations – the movements and ways of my hands…and yeah, those eyes – be ever pleasing to you, my ROCK, my REDEEMER, my HOPE of everlasting LIFE.
Keep your servant from willful sin, O God. Those cherished ones I hold closer than you, tightly. Keep, me now, dear Spirit for you alone. Uproot, tear out all deep loves not abounding in your grace. No more willful sin here, God. No more.
I choose you. My heart is steady upon your Word, your grace, the fountain of love I cannot see but live within.
Keeper – my Keeper – Keep me ever close…for I am stayed by you.
This is part of a series on PRAYER. May we hold fast to Him today. Blessings!