Tuesday, February 27, 2007

How to Keep Your Way Pure

As I studied Psalm 119:1-24, I came across a question I wanted an answer to. Verse nine says, "How can a young man keep his way pure?"

Some of us (like me) may not be young any more, but if we belong to God he has given us a desire to remain pure. The second part of this verse answers the question: "By living according to your (God's) word.

Well, How exactly do you live according to your word, LORD? Through the Psalmist, God speaks a perfect and complete "how to" list in verses 10-16. God tells us to:
  1. Seek me with all of your heart.
  2. Ask me to help you not stray from my commands.
  3. Hide my word in your heart-memorize Scripture. It will help you not to sin against me.
  4. Start your day with praise and pray for me to teach you my decrees.
  5. Speak my Holy word back to me in prayer.
  6. Rejoice in obedience as one who rejoices in great riches.
  7. Meditate on my precepts.
  8. Consider the ways I work in the world.
  9. Delight in my decrees.
  10. Don't neglect my word, ever.

This simple list of how to remain pure sums up how a Listening Heart lives each day. I would love to share my resources with you, to help you meditate on God's Holy word, memorize Scripture, and more. Please leave a comment on how to contact you and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Always Listen, Susan


jgreene679 said...

Thank you Susan for this inspiring and uplifting Blog. It will on my list of favorites and I will visit it often.
May God continue to show you His face and speak to your ever open and always listening heart.
I enjoyed your teaching last summer and look forward to what the Lord has on your heart for this summer!

Susan Schulz said...

Thanks a bunch for your encouraging comments. I miss you a lot and blessings to you, too!
All My Love, Susan

ahb said...

Hey, Susan!
I love this site; what an inspired idea, and thank you for setting it up. Yes, you are right, those precepts are so important, just what I needed to read this morning. I hope you have a wonderful day, and I would love to see you soon.
Love you,
Anne Baker