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Reflecting upon Psalm 119

What a truly life changing study this has been! I am in such awe of all that God has revealed to me through this. I pray that you’ve been encouraged and inspired to press closer to God. Here is my prayer reflecting upon the things God has revealed:

Lord, I am so thankful that Your loving rebuke led me back to You.
Your gentle correction has chipped away at my heart of stone.
God, Your Word is a love letter of life.
Your laws lead me onto the path of satisfaction.
Jesus, the more I read about You the more I desire to follow Your ways.
Your instructions gently refine me so that I can shine forth Your brilliance.
Holy Spirit, thank You for revealing hidden mysteries that leave me in awe.
May I be changed forevermore and never again wander away from Your decrees
I am in awe of what I have learnt studying Psalm 119.
A revelation has dawned upon me that Your path leads me to true happiness.
What a precious treasure Your Word is to me.
I want to absorb more of Your miracle-wonder Word.
Thank You that I am revived and refreshed each and every time I read and meditate upon Your Word of life.
Continue to grow me in revelation and understanding so that I can walk more closely in Your ways.
Jesus, You have my complete trust for You are my source of great comfort.
Thank You Lord for Your unfailing love.
Jesus, You’re my glorious treasure.
Thank You for replacing my heart of stone with an understanding and teachable heart.
Almighty God, Your commandments are so faithful and trustworthy.
There is such fantastic freedom found in chasing after You.
I truly love and treasure the Word of God, it is a shining light in my darkest moments and my place of quiet retreat when chaos and confusion come.

Each time I read Your Word I’m taken to Your brook of bliss where I can drink deeply of You.
Lord, I deeply love and cherish Your commandments.
Please break open Your Word within me so that I can truly live out Your glorious commands.
I love the fact that Your Word is pure. Continue to refine me with Your Word so that I can shimmer with Your amazing grace.

Constantly revive, refresh and renew me through Your Word.

Lord, forever be my Hero and consistent steadfast source of hope.

Thank You that peace and well-being floods my soul as I study Your Word.

Abba Father, Your law is my delight, I’ve learnt to rejoice in all that You say!

May I never forget the wonder of Your Word, release its power in my life so that I can live out each and every single word!

Oh my precious Saviour, I desire for my life to be a love song to You; may all that I do bring You glory and honour forevermore! Amen.

Many blessings, Keona

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Psalm 119 – a brand new heart

In Psalm 51:10 we read David’s cry after being confronted by Nathan for his inappropriate actions with Bathsheba:

  • “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
  • “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.” PSALM 51:10 (AMP)
  • “Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you.” Psalms 51:10 (The Passion Translation)

David knew that he needed a brand-new heart and a complete cleansing. As I studied this verse I discovered that the Hebrew words that are used are leb or labab which relate to our inner being. The Hebrews understood that the heart was the seat of emotions, understanding, will and mind. Therefore, we can assume that David was crying out for pure thoughts and desires. (these thoughts are after studying my ‘NKJV Word Study Bible’ published by Thomas Nelson)

Jesus addressed this issue of our heart also. The lead up story is that “a man was brought before Jesus who had a demon spirit that made him both blind and unable to speak. Jesus healed him instantly, and he could see and talk again!  The crowds went wild with amazement as they witnessed this miracle. And they kept saying to one another, “Could this man be the Messiah?” But when the Pharisees overheard what the people were saying about the miracle, they said, “He casts out demons by the power of Satan, the prince of demons!” (Matthew 12:22-24 The Passion Translation)

Jesus responds with a parable and then boldly accuses them: But you who are known as the Pharisees are rotten to the core! You’ve been poisoned by the nature of a venomous snake. How can your words be good and trustworthy if you are rotten within? For what has been stored up in your hearts will be heard in the overflow of your words! When virtue is stored within, the hearts of good and upright people will produce good fruit. But when evil is hidden within, those who are evil will produce evil fruit. You can be sure of this: when the day of judgment comes, everyone will be held accountable for every careless word he has spoken. Your very words will be used as evidence against you, and your words will declare you either innocent or guilty.” (Matthew 12:34-37) The Passion Translation

The warning here is that what has been stored up in our hearts will be heard in the overflow of our words, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. (verse 34b TPT & NKJV)

The words that we speak will be used as evidence against us, and our words will declare us either innocent or guilty. By our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned. (verse 34b TPT & NKJV)

These warnings from Jesus reveals to us the vital importance of the condition of our heart and the words that we speak.

“Christianity is not about behavior modification. It’s about heart transformation.” Christine Caine

November 2017 my cry to God was for a clean heart:

Time faded the freshness of my faith

Continual battles hardened my heart

Unanswered prayers clouded my mind with doubt

Lord there are spots and stains upon my heart

Remove it and grant me a brand new one

Lord refine my spirit so that it is steadfast and shiny for you

Lord may my brand-new heart beat true and strong

Thank You Lord for breaking through the barriers that had been erected

A new vibrancy of faith sprouts in my life

My heart has been softened in the refiner’s fire

My mind has been cleared of thoughts that betrayed Your goodness

May my renewed spirit be empowered to change lives

Than as I studied Psalm 119 I was reminded of my cry because I suddenly noticed how many times the heart was mentioned:

  • Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! (verse 2)
  • I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments. (verse 7)
  • With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. (verses 10 & 11)
  • I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart. (verse 32)
  • Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. (verse 34)
  • Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to covetousness. (verse 36)
  • I entreated Your favour with my whole heart; be merciful to me according to Your word. (verse 58)
  • The proud have forged a lie against me, but I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart. (verse 69)
  • Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, that I may not be ashamed. (verse 80)
  • Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, to the very end. (verse 111-112)
  • I cry out with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes. (verse 145)
  • Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word. (verse 161) The verses from Psalm 119 are the New King James Version

My prayer inspired by the above verses:

Oh Lord how blessed are those who keep Your testimonies. Oh how Your face beams for those who seek You with their whole hearts! Help me to praise You with uprightness of heart. Help me to learn Your righteous judgments. With my whole heart I have sought You and I have set my feet upon a pilgrimage to follow Your ways, Oh may I never again wander from Your commandments. Your life-giving Word I hide in my heart, that I might not sin against You. I will run the course set by Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart. Grant me understanding and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Lord Jesus, incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness, I never again want to be blinded by worldly meaningless things. I ask that I may find favour in Your sight, that You find my whole heart turned towards You. Please be merciful to me according to Your Word. How I long to keep Your precepts with my whole heart. Empower my heart to be blameless regarding Your statutes, for then I will never be ashamed. Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, for they are the true rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forevermore, to the very end of time itself. Almighty God, I cry out with my whole heart. Turn Your ear to hear me, O LORD! I promise I will endeavour to keep Your statutes. Almighty God, my heart stands in awe of Your Word.

Many blessings, Keona

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Clean Heart – Matt Maher – YouTube lyrics video link

Day of celebration!!!!

I’d love you to celebrate with me! It’s been 664 days since that moment, you know the one where God healed me! That moment started me upon a journey of deep inner healing, restoration and transformation. Today I’m so encouraged to know that God has done such a HUGE work in my life!

“Jesus was punished for our sin that we might be forgiven. Jesus was wounded for our sickness that we might be healed. Jesus was made sickness itself that we might have health. Jesus became poor for our sakes that we might have His wealth. Jesus died our death that we might have His life.” James Goll

“In Christ, evil has lost its power to destroy you. Your broken heart is now healed, your despair has now become a confident rest. Joy and Praise have become the twin fruits that have sustained you. No longer will you waste time and energy mourning over the past, for your past ended with three nails.” Brian Simmons

“And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].” ‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭Amplified

These words are such confirmation that my deep inner healing journey is complete, praise God!!! I know that I’ll still require ongoing work, I’m a constant work in progress, but how wonderful it is to know my decades of sickness and despair are behind me! Lord, bring on the promised restoration as I press in for more strength each day.

What a wonderful freedom my Lord Jesus brings!!!

I will lift up his cup of salvation and praise him extravagantly for all that he’s done for me.” Psalm 116:13 The Passion Translation

Dear friend I pray you’re encouraged today. Many blessings, Keona

‘Victory In Jesus’ – The Peasall Sisters – YouTube lyrics video

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Psalm 119:169-176 Your law is my delight

169 Lord let my mournful cry rise up to You; let my sacrificial prayer enter Your throne room. Grant me a willing and teachable heart; bestow upon me a discerning mind for I desire more revelation of Your Word. 170 Let my supplication come before You, rescue and deliver me according to Your Word of promise. 171 Let thanksgiving praise flow from my lips for You’ve taught me the truth about life! 172 Release my tongue to sing praises about the fulfilment of Your Word, for all of Your commands are righteous, perfect and true. 173 Once again let Your hands of strength and favour steady me, for I’ve chosen to live by Your counsel and walk in Your ways. 174 I wait for Your deliverance Lord, for Your law is my delight. Nothing else thrills me like Your words of life! 175 Invigorate me with life, may my soul thrive so that I can praise you more and more. Let Your truth and regulations be my strength! 176 If I ever lose my way again and wander off like a lost sheep, please call to me and I will recognise Your voice when I hear it. Remember that I am Your beloved servant who longs to never again forget what You’ve taught me. May I walk forevermore upon Your path of peace living out every one of Your commands! Let my life be a love song to You!

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119:169-176 Your law is my delight: Lord God, let my mournful cry rise up to You; let my sacrificial prayer enter Your throne room like the sweetest incense. I ask that You would grant me a willing and teachable heart; please bestow upon me a discerning mind for I desire more revelation of Your Word. Lord let my supplication come before You; I ask for You to once more rescue me and deliver me according to Your word of promise. Almighty God let thanksgiving praise flow from my lips for I rejoice in the fact that You’ve taught me the truth about life! Please release my tongue to sing praises about the fulfillment of Your word. I love that all of Your commandments are righteous, perfect and true. Holy Spirit I ask that Your hands of strength and favor will steady me, for I’ve chosen to live by Your counsel and walk in Your ways. I will pause and wait for Your deliverance Lord for Your law is my delight. Nothing else thrills me like Your words of life! Abba Father invigorate me with life; I ask that my soul would thrive so that I can praise You more and more; let Your truth and regulations be my strength! Precious Jesus, if I ever lose my way again and wander off like a lost sheep, please call to me and I will recognize Your voice when I hear it. You’re the good shepherd who hunts for the lost sheep, You chase each and every one down. May You always remember that I am Your beloved servant who longs to never again forget what you’ve taught me. Strengthen me to walk forevermore upon Your path of life and peace and I will live out every single one of Your commandments! Oh my precious Savior I desire for my life to be a love song to You. May all that I do bring You glory and honor!

‘Reckless Love’ – Cory Asbury – YouTube video with story behind the song

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Psalm 119:161-168 Peace and well-being floods my soul

161 Powerful people may rise up and persecute me but my heart only trembles in awe of Your miracle-wonder words! 162 Your steadfast promises are the source of my bubbling joy. Eureka! I rejoiced at the revelation of Your Word, I’ve discovered such a hidden treasure. 163 I despise lies, I simply cannot stand them and detest falsehoods, for I’m passionately in love with You and Your law of truth. 164 Help me to pause and praise You at least seven times each and every day. Let me pause and reflect upon how righteous and just Your regulations are, Your ways are simply perfect in every way! 165 The more I love Your Word, the more peace and well-being floods my soul. Thank You for the promise that I will never stumble around in the dark ever again. 166 I long for Your rescue, I wait expectantly for You to release more of Your salvation to me. Oh how I long to obey Your commands and do what pleases You! 167 I cannot describe how much I love Your ways; my soul is learning to guard and keep all Your instructions for I want to follow each and every one perfectly. 168 I long to follow and abide by Your counsel, for my life is an open book before You and my ways are fully known by You.

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119: 161-168 Peace and well-being floods my soul: Lord, I know that powerful people may rise up and persecute me, help my heart to remain steadfast and only tremble in awe of Your miracle-wonder words! Reflecting upon Your steadfast promises produce such a bubbling joy. Eureka! I rejoice and dance for joy at the revelation of Your Word; it is like I’ve struck gold for I’ve discovered such a hidden treasure! Almighty God, You’ve taught me to despise lies and I simply cannot stand them, let them never fall from my lips. Lord, please steer me away from every falsehood for I am passionately in love with You and Your law of truth. Let Your truth reign in my life forevermore! Lord, help me to pause and praise You at least seven times each and every day; let me pause and reflect upon Your righteous and just regulations, for I have learnt that Your ways are simply perfect. Thank You Lord that as I study Your Word I learn so much and fall in love with Your ways. Each time I read the Scriptures peace and well-being floods my soul! I’m so grateful for the promise that I will never again stumble around in the dark; that forever Your Word will be a light to my path. When I am overwhelmed and distressed I long for Your rescue; I wait with eager expectation for You to release more of Your salvation to me; I crave for You to make me whole. Abba Father, how I long to obey Your every command and do what pleases You. Words cannot express my gratitude, I simply cannot describe how much I love Your ways. Thank You for teaching my soul to guard and keep Your instructions. Lord Jesus, I desire to follow Your ways for each and everything you do is perfect; how I long to live out my calling and I endeavour to chase after my dreams with great passion. Holy Spirit, I long to follow and abide by Your counsel, come breathe Your breath of life. I pray that You’re please with me when Your gaze falls upon my life because it is an open book for You and my ways are fully known by You.

At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – Chris Tomlin – YouTube lyrics video

‘Let The Peace of God Reign’ – Darlene Zschech – YouTube lyrics video

Psalm 119:153-160 Lord be my hero

153 Let Your gaze fall upon my suffering; can You see my great misery? Lord be my hero once more, please come and rescue me. I never want to forget Your revelations. 154 Take my side, plead my case and redeem me; rescue and revive me according to the faithful promise of Your Word. 155 The wicked wander far from salvation when they fail to listen to Your message of truth. 156 But how great Your tender mercies are and how steadfast Your love is! Almighty God, let me be revived to walk in the abundant life, as is promised when I follow Your regulations. 157 I lose count of how many enemies I have, though they relentlessly pursue me I cling to the path of life. I decree that I will chase after my precious Jesus and His wonderful ways for all of my days! 158 Oh how my heart breaks when I see the faithless drowning in their darkness; how quickly disaster fell upon them when they walked away from God’s promises and failed to respect His laws. 159 Search my heart and I pray that You will see how much I adore Your instructions. Let Your lovingkindness and unfailing love revive me and grant me life once more. 160 The very essence of Your Word is truth; every single one of Your righteous decrees will endure forever!

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119:153-160 Lord be my hero: Lord, please let Your searching gaze fall upon my suffering; surely You can see my great misery? Lord be my hero once more and swiftly come to my rescue. Please save me so that I never again wander away from You by forgetting Your revelations. Jesus once again take my side and plead my case; I ask that You will again redeem me; rescue and revive me according to the faithful promise of Your Word. How easily we can be led astray; my heart breaks as I see the wicked wandering far from salvation and drowning in darkness; how quickly disaster falls upon us if we wander away from God’s promises and fail to respect His laws; how our hearts become hardened when we turn away from the truth. Thank You for patiently calling me and setting my feet back upon Your path of perfect plans. Grant me Your words of truth and life to lead others to You. Lord, how truly great are Your tender mercies and how steadfast Your love is! Please let me be revived to walk in the abundant life for this is promised to those who follow Your regulations. Lord, I have lost count of how many enemies surround me, their numbers overwhelm me, and they relentlessly pursue me. Holy Spirit strengthen me to stay upon the path of life for I desire more than anything to chase after my precious Savior Jesus and constantly walk in His ways! Lord, come and search my heart and I pray that You will see how much I adore Your instructions; will You please let Your lovingkindness and unfailing love revive me and grant me an abundant life? Creator God, the very essence of Your Word is truth; every single one of Your righteous decrees will endure forever! Let all that I am praise You!

‘Save Me’ – steffany gretzinger – YouTube lyrics video

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Psalm 119:145-152 Revive, Refresh and Renew me

145 I cry out with all of my heart, Lord hear my prayer and respond. Rescue me so that I can observe and obey all that You say. 146 I loudly cry to You Almighty God: ‘save me! For then I can observe and obey Your statutes.’. 147 Before dawn breaks I arise and cry out to You, I place my hope in Your Word and wait. 148 In the darkness of the night I meditate upon Your promises. 149 Lord, please turn Your ear and hear my cry. Let Your faithful lovingkindness wash over me as You revive, refresh and renew me by the revelation of Your justice. 150 The lawless rebels may attack me, oh how far away they wander from Your laws of life. 151 Abba Father, what a glorious promise it is that You’re always near to me, so very close and every single one of Your commandments are true! 152 You reveal how true and unchanging every word that You speak is, I can rest in the promise that Your laws are established forever!

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119:145-152 Revive, Refresh and Renew me: Lord, I come to You and I cry out with all of my heart. Please hear my prayer and respond. Come and rescue me so that I can observe and obey all that You say. Almighty God, I loudly cry out to You: ‘save me! Please rescue me once again so that I can observe and obey Your statutes.’. Before the dawn breaks I enjoy getting out of bed to pray and spend time with You, what a special time that is; how I love to join all of creation in singing a love song to You! I confidently place all of my hope and trust in Your Word and patiently wait for Your promises to unfold. Holy Spirit, thank You for being with me in the darkness, for strengthening me when the nights are long, and helping me to meditate and absorb all of Your glorious promises. Lord, I ask You to turn Your ear and hear my cry. Please let Your faithful lovingkindness wash over me again; I ask for You to constantly revive, refresh and renew me by the revelation of Your justice.  Unravel more of Your Word in me to strengthen and uphold me. Deliver me swiftly from the lawless rebels that attack me, oh how my heart weeps at how far they have wandered from Your laws of life; reveal Your amazing grace to them Lord. Abba Father, I thank You for always being near to me; You’re so close to me and every single one of Your commandments ring true. Lord, once again reveal how true and unchanging every word that You speak is. Let me see Your promises unfold in my life. I am so grateful that I can rest in the promise that Your laws are established forever! Let me always walk in Your ways.

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Psalm 119:137-144 Your Word is pure

137 How righteous You are O Lord God; Your decisions and verdicts reveal how fair You are. 138 Your laws are perfect because the motive behind each word You speak is pure, holy and love motivated. Your teachings are completely trustworthy, remarkably faithful and utterly true. 139 I am completely consumed with a zeal to do what’s right in Your eyes. How my heart burns with passion to turn my rivals from their rebellious disrespectful ways. 140 Your Word is pure, as pure as the finest gold. Your promises have been tested and prove to be steadfast and true. That is why I am so in love with You and Your Word. 141 In the eyes of man I am considered insignificant and of no importance. I may be hated and despised by the world. But I endeavor to never again chase after the approval of man, I want to passionately pursue Your approval as I follow Your precious precepts. 142 Your righteousness is everlasting and has no end. Your instructions are life-giving and Your rules are perfectly fair because Your law is truth. 143 When troubles bear down on me, when stress threatens to overwhelm me, I know that I can find pure joy in Your commandments. 144 Grant me more revelation and understanding of Your righteous eternal testimonies, so that I can live life to the fullest.

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119:137-144 Your Word is pure: Lord God how righteous Your decisions are and Your verdicts reveal how fair You are. I love that Your laws are perfect, and I now know the motive behind each word You speak is pure because they come from a heart that is pure, holy and full of love for me. I’m so in love with Your teachings for they touch my heart deeply and I have discovered how trustworthy they are; thank You for revealing just how completely trustworthy, remarkably faithful and utterly true Your promises are. Jesus, I’m completely consumed with zeal to do what’s right in Your eyes; how my heart burns with passion to turn my rivals from their rebellious disrespectful ways; empower me to speak words of life into their lives. Almighty God, Your Word is pure, it is as pure as the finest refined gold and it shimmers as I read it. Through the trials of life Your promises have been tested and proven to be so true! That is why I am so in love with You and Your Word. Oh, what freedom You’ve released into my life. Lord, in the eyes of man I am considered insignificant and of no importance. I know I may be hated and despised by the world; but that no longer matters to me because You’ve dealt with misplaced dependencies; I endeavor to never again chase after the approval of man. My precious Jesus, I passionately pursue Your approval as I follow Your precious precepts. Almighty God, Your righteousness is everlasting, it has no end! Your instructions are life-giving and Your rules are perfectly fair and I devote my life to always walking in Your truth. Holy Spirit, when troubles bear down on me and stress threatens to overwhelm me, I’m so grateful that I can find pure joy as I search through the commandments. Please grant me more revelation and understanding of Your righteous eternal testimonies, for I long to live life to the fullest.

Picture cred – Pixabay

Refiner’s Fire – lyric YouTube video

Psalm 119:129-136 Break open Your Word within me

129 Lord God, every word You speak is a living miracle! Your laws are so wonderful and I long to obey everything You say. 130 Break open Your Word within me. Unfold Your revelation-light so that it shines bright. Open my heart and grant me childlike faith so that I can obtain more insight into Your glorious plans. 131 Just like the deer pants for water, my soul longs for You and more of Your Word. I open wide my mouth so that I can inhale and absorb more of Your precious Word. I wait with eager expectation for You to grant me revelation of Your commands. 132 Lord, turn Your heart towards me, please reveal Your amazing grace; Your kind favor; and endless love because that is what You promise to do for those who love You and follow Your ways. 133 Establish each one of my steps so that I walk upon Your path of promises, guide me by Your Word. Do not let my weakness have dominion over me, I never want to stray from You and Your ways Lord. 134 Redeem me from the oppressive grip of ungodly men and women so that I can keep Your precepts. 135 Let Your shining face shine with pleasure as You look at me. Instruct me to walk out each of Your decrees. 136 Rivers of grief pour from my eyes when I see the rebellious people break Your laws and ignore Your precious instructions. Lord, help even the simplest of minds to grasp the wonders of Your Word.

My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.

Praying Psalm 119:129-136 Break open Your Word within me: Oh Lord God, how I long to hear more from You, for every Word You speak is a living miracle! Your laws are so wonderful, help me to obey everything You say. Holy Spirit, please break open Your Word within me, unfold Your revelation-light so that it shines bright. Please come and open my heart, grant me childlike faith so that I obtain more insight into Your glorious plans. Lord, just like the deer pants for water my soul cries out with longing for more of You and Your ways. I know that I become so dry and weary without You. I open my mouth wide so that I can inhale more of Your precious life-giving Word. I wait with eager expectation, Lord please grant me more revelation of Your commands. Almighty God, please turn Your heart towards me. Jesus, please reveal more of Your amazing grace. Holy Spirit, pour out Your kind favor and endless love upon me. I stand upon the promise that You long to bestow good gifts upon those who love You and follow Your ways. Please establish each and every step so that I walk forevermore upon Your path of promises, guide me by Your Word. Holy Spirit, be my strength and don’t allow my weakness to have dominion over me. I never ever want to stray from You and Your ways. God, please deliver and redeem me from the oppressive grip of ungodly men and women. Empower me to live out and keep to Your precepts. Abba Father, let Your glorious shining face shine upon me with pleasure as Your gaze falls upon me. How I long to see You face to face. Holy Spirit, come and breathe Your words of life into me, instruct me to walk out each one of Your decrees. Jesus, rivers of grief pour from my eyes when I see the rebellious people break Your laws and ignore Your precious instructions. Lord God, send forth Your spirit to help even the simplest of minds understand and grasp the wonders of Your Word.

‘As the Deer Pants’ – Chris & Jennie Orange – YouTube link

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