Open Eyes. Clean Heart.

“Blessed art You, O Lord: teach me Your statutes”

Psalm 119:12

Ponder This

Did you know you could read and even memorize the Bible, but if that's all that happens, it won't change your life? You’re not changed by the words of the Bible but by the Holy Spirit of God, who takes the words and applies them to your heart.

You see, you'll never learn this book unless God teaches it to you. And it is not enough just simply to read it. You must come to God saying, "Lord, I want to have a controlled, disciplined mind. I want You to teach me."

David goes on to say in verse 18 of this Psalm, "Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law."

You cannot separate the God of love from the God of the Word. Many read the Bible like a math book rather than a love story. They get the words, but they don't get the music. But you'll never learn the Bible unless God teaches it to you. Not only must the Word of God get into you, but the Spirit of God must come into you.

Practice This

Make this your prayer today: "Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law. Teach me Your statutes. God, control my life. And Lord, as I get my heart cleansed, committed and conditioned, let my heart be controlled. Come, Holy Spirit, control my thoughts and guide me into Your truth."