One Thing Have I Desired

“Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead in your truth, and teach me: for You are the God of my salvation; on You do I wait all the day.” (Psalm 25:4-5)

That I Might Know You More

As Christians, our deepest desire is to know and walk with the Lord. We are His and He is ours. He is our sure hope. Our life was given to us by the Lord and we are grateful. He has paid the price required by God to redeem us from our lost and fallen condition. We come to Him with nothing but our gratitude and faith in His goodness and mercy. We are not our own; we were bought with a price. We were bought with the precious blood of Jesus.

“We love Him, because He first loved us.’ (1 John 4:19)

As we seek Him each day, we yearn to know him more. We cry out to the Lord in earnest and ask Him to show us His ways. Although His works, those things He does, are of great interest and importance, we want to know His ways, that is, who He is.

We will grow closer to the Lord if we seek Him in His Word. The Holy Spirit will show us the way. He will lead us closer and closer through the truth and the abundant life found in the Word of God. His Word stands firm and is a light for us in a darkened world. We can place our faith and trust in the Lord and His Word.

We also want His leading in this life. We want to walk in the path He has prepared for us. If we are following Him and seeking to know His ways; He will direct our path in this life. The Lord will be with us in this life through all our difficulties, trials and all the decisions that are before us. Our path will be made sure by our faith in the One that loves us. He will direct our steps and when our life is complete, bring us home to glory.

He is God, our savior – the God of our salvation. He proved His love for us by shedding His Blood and dying a cruel death on the cross. We can know His ways, His paths, and His truth by continually placing our faith in Him and His great sacrifice on the cross. As we do this we will draw closer to the Lord. He is the One who redeemed us and He is the One that keeps us. He is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me.”

So, as we seek the Lord in this fallen world, let us remember His great love for us and yield to the Holy Spirit whom He has sent as our Helper and guide to bring us through this life – to bring us into the very presence of God.

This is my desire, that I might know him more. That I might walk with Him in His truth, in His ways, and in His will for me in this life. That I might love Him more and more each day – the One that loved me and died for me.

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs for You, O God.” (Psalm 42:1)

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