the way of truth

Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. ~Psalm 86:11

What is Your way, God?  What does it mean to walk in Your truth?

Truly, Your way has always been first to be and then to do.  First, be holy (even as You are holy) and then do the things that mark a holy life.  First, love You fiercely and proactively, and then take care of other people as an overflow of love.  First experience freedom that is the reality of life with Christ, and then bring life wherever we go.  Your ways are truth because You are the way, truth and the life.  Jesus, we come to Your Father  through the way You prepared, and we lay down our lives to prepare the way before You to touch the world. 

In all of this, however, we are incapable of living lives that are singled in on You in ourselves.  My heart is deceitful and it pulls and yearns for  things that You know would only harm me.  I do not do what I want to do, and I do what I do not want to do.  Paul understood.

I’m asking You for grace again–grace to zero in and focus on Your beauty.  I can only give You the reverence You deserve if You give me that singleness of purpose.  I lay out all of my conflicting desires before You and proclaim the sovereignty of Jesus over them.  Let me love You even more than I have until this point.  I’ve only broken the surface of a vast ocean, and Your depths are calling out to me.

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2 Responses to the way of truth

  1. Joe says:

    “I lay out all of my conflicting desires before You and proclaim the sovereignty of Jesus over them.”

    I love this statement Chrystal….oh how we need to do this daily

    I can also relate to “being” first and then “doing”. By relate I mean I usually get the order of that backwards 😦

    • Chrystal says:

      You’re not alone there! I have struggled so long with the striving mentality, believing I could somehow make God love me more if I just did more, served more, gave more. Sometimes I feel myself slipping back into that, and have to run back to grace again. How often we diminish His vastness by trying to manipulate Him, even when our intentions are good. I’m grateful for His mercy….

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