Monday, May 14, 2012

Ps. 119:35

Ps. 119:35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.

We need help don’t we? We don’t always live by God’s Word. We tend to forget, neglect, ignore, or downright refuse to obey what God tells us to do. We struggle with living by God’s Word because we want to do things the easy way or we want to satisfy our own pleasures. We think sometimes that God’s Word is too demanding. Whatever we may think about God, we find it hard to want to obey him. Therefore, we must seek the Lord’s help. We are at war with our sinful thoughts and desires and we must have God’s help if we are going to obey him. The Psalmist said, “MAKE ME WALK ALONG THE PATH OF YOUR COMMANDS.” We need to pray the same prayer. We must have God’s help if we are going to obey him.

Sometimes the Lord has to make us walk in his Word. Because of our sinful leanings, we don’t always want to do what God wants us to do. We would wander away from God if it were not for his intervention. We must have His restraints on our lives if we are going to obey him.

Why do we need to obey the Lord? Because that is where happiness is found. God’s way is the only way to true happiness. The joy we get from obeying God has staying power. We find in obedience peace with God. We find satisfaction of soul that is not found anywhere else. We find that as we obey Him we want to obey him. Our desire for Him increases. We see through obedience gratitude for God’s blessings.

You can look for happiness all over the world and within the things of the world, but you will never find it. Happiness can only be found in walking along the path of God’s commands.

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