Daily Ponder #004

Psalms 119:41 May your unfailing love come to me Lord, your salvation according to your promise.

Reflecting on the psalmist supplication for two things, first the unfailing love of the Lord to come, Second the promise salvation. Both of which has been fulfilled in Christ Jesus for God’s people. In Christ we have received God’s unfailing Love and Salvation.The psalmist was at a vantage point of waiting for the promise to be fulfilled, we on the other hand is on the vantage point of a promise fulfilled, it is done.

The experience of God’s unfailing Love, brings us to be drawn all the more and appreciate Christ that radically motivates to repent and live a surrendered life to Christ. For Salvation is only found in Christ.

God’s love is unfailing, it is manifested in His faithfulness in the greatest need of our souls, providing us Salvation.

Let us trust His words, Put hope in His ways, delight in His commands our response of loving Him back.

Daily Ponder #003

Psalms 119:33-37

Teach me Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding so that I may keep your law and obey it with all of my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart towards your statutes and not towards my selfish gain. Turn my eyes from worthless things, preserve my life according to your word.

What runs through my mind in these verses:

Teach me Lord, because I I do deeply need your guidance and teaching. Teach me Lord for I deeply desire to follow your ways to the very end.

Give me understanding, I acknowledge that human intelligence and understanding with never be able to fathom the greatness of who you are nor are your word. Every time I go towards your word, In Jesus name I ask that I may be given a deeper understanding.

Direct my path or direct in the path of your commands, because God I know deep within I can easily be misled by my own rationalize good path.

Turn my heart for only you can turn this heart around. This heart apart from you can be filled with self deceit and lies.

Turn my eyes from worthless things, Turn my thoughts from worthless thoughts. let me hold dearly on the eternal truth. let me not wander away in your presence and your word.


As I went through the day, these verses comes to mind and help me have awareness of my present thoughts. in these moments I re-invite God through this lines to my thoughts. I remind myself of these prayers.

Daily Ponder #002

Daily ponder is my attempt to write down one of the many thoughts that took me captive or nor I meditated.

Yearning, Trust and Dependence

What caught me well today are the words…. According to your word.. you have broaden my understanding. These are from Psalms 119:25-32 NIV

  • Preserve my life according to your word.
  • Cause me to understand your precepts.
  • Strengthen me according to your word.
  • You have broadened my understanding. ( Enlarge my heart at ESV)

May we live our lives according to His word. May our greatest desires and admirations be unto him alone. May we humble ourselves towards Him and ask for His grace to enable us to understand the scriptures. May we depend on him for strengthen in accordance to His words.

I love how these psalms resounds to my to my heart, I kept reading it over and over. In the same way is my declaration for my life. Let me share to you a prayer that arouse from these lines.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

I desire to grow greatly in the word, preserve my life according to your word, teach me your decrees, cause me to understand your precepts that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds, strengthen me according to your word, keep me from deceitful ways nor in the lies I tend to permeate in my thoughts, be gracious to me and teach me your ways, when I run in the path of your commands you enlarge my heart, you have broaden my understanding. I ask these today In the name of Jesus.

Daily Ponder #001

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?

Today’s pondering was at Psalm 119:9-16 NIV, let me share what spoke most today.

Verse nine of this chapter start’s with a question “How can a young person stay on the path of purity?”

The psalmist gives us a clear response.

  1. By living according to God’s word. ( Verse 9)
  2. Seek the word with all heart ( verse 10)
  3. Hide the word in the heart ( verse 12)
  4. with our lips recount the laws/word ( verse 13)
  5. Rejoice in obeying the statutes ( verse 14)

While I have I read this passage over and over again, today was of a different highlight.

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

Psalms 119:15-16 NIV

Meditate, Consider, Delight

Staying on a path of purity is a life long journey and battle. In the deepest sense purity is integrity, which means whole. The purity of our being demands us a whole, phyically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. How do we then stay on the path?

Meditate

We meditate on the precepts of the Lord, Joshua spoke to the Isralites at Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.”

Reflect:

  • Is meditation of the scripture part of your daily schedule?
  • Are you taking the time to let the word simmer in our hearts and mind?
  • Where are you in staying in the path of purity?

Consider the ways of the Lord

We recognize the authority of Jesus in our lives, in the same way we recognize the authority of the Holy Scripture. Our sinful nature tells us to be independent and not involve God in the process of our lives. Recognizing these, should bring us to humility and battle pride by considering the ways of the Lord.

Reflect:

  • Do we easily rush into decisions without giving it a careful thought, prayer and consideration if it is pleasing or right to the Lord?
  • Do we trust in the Lord and His ways?

Delight on the Word

Delighting is rejoicing, it is a whole hearted excitment and focus. It does not rush but rather enjoys the moment, celebrate the word allowing it to simmer to the deepest parts of our innermost being.

Reflect:

  • Is our heart taking delight in the word? or does it feel more like an obligation or a routine?
  • On the scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest where do you think are you in the delighting in the word?

Meditating, Considering the ways of the Lord and the Delighting of the word is never easy, however when we see it as a response to the grace we have received in Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, Salvation, the redemption and new life, it becomes motivating response.

Pray:

Heavenly Father, As I start the year help me see more on you and less of me, Help me to grow in the knowledge of Christ and your word. Give a me heart that desires for you always. Encounter me as I delight in your words daily, expand my capacity to receive knowledge and wisdom from you. Help me to depend more in you and your ways. May my actions speaks loudest of your Lorship in my life. In Jesus name.