Direction and Victory

Psalm 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

How about a verse that sums up both direction and victory. The psalmist asks that God order his steps in the word and that iniquity or sin not have dominion or control over him.

When it comes time to read the Bible each day, please do not take it as a religious exercise. It should not be something that you simply do. You should use your time in His word each day to get direction.

Ask Him to show you what to do, what not to do, how to do it, how not to do it, and why. Let what you read be your meditation or what you think about during that day. As you think on the word of God it will help you to know what He would have you to do.

That is the reason that I challenge you to write something down from what you read each day. It becomes a prayer from your heart. You have to think about it more than you would if you were just going to read over it.

Many times we end up calling words not really reading. We finish our reading and remember nothing. Then we wonder why He doesn’t do more to direct our paths! I often finish and then reread because I have gotten all the way to the end of the day’s reading and have no idea what I am going to write down.

The writing makes it take much longer than normal as you can imagine. But it also gets it into my heart and mind. It also is something that I can go back over and look at as prayers from my heart to Him.

Then the last part of the verse said and let not any sin have control over me. How are these two related? That is the best question here.

If you fill your heart with the word you will have a new way of thinking. You will have an answer for Satan when he comes tempting you. Your actions and thoughts come out of your heart and you are changing your heart. It may be slowly but you are changing your heart or the Word of God is as it finds a resting place in your heart.

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