Day 13 – Lord, Show Me
In our culture, the phrase “show me” is understood in several ways – show me the money, show me a picture, show me love, show me the way.
I’d like to ask the question – what might we ask God to show us?
Start here: “Show me the wonders of your great love” (Psalm 17:7).
A recent question we asked in our Sunday Breakout Groups: “What is an attribute or characteristic of God you especially like or value?” Some responded by emphasizing God’s never-ending, unfailing, unchanging love, mercy, patience, kindness, and compassion.
Another: “Show me your ways, LORD” (Psalm 25:4).
God ways are higher than our ways. How often he thinks differently than us. We don’t always understand what God is doing or why he is doing what he is doing. Yet we can grow in our knowledge of God and learn in understanding his ways.
To love someone is to understand why they do things the way they do and to appreciate their ways. It’s the same with God.
Yet another: “Show me the way I should go” (Psalm 143:8). How often we need God’s guidance whether we turn to the left or to the right. To know when it’s important to make a full stop and when we need to forge ahead.
Like a flashlight shining on our long, winding, darkened path, God guides us in taking our next step. Not usually the whole picture all at once. Not what we need to do months from now. Just the next step.
Still another: “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days” (Psalm 39:4).
Life is fleeting. So I want to live my life with eternity’s values in view. One day I will give an account before God for what I have done. I want to make my life count for God, for people, for eternity.
My favorite: “Now show me your glory” (Exodus 33:18). In spite of Moses’ special relationship with God, he longed to know God more deeply, more dynamically.
Moses wasn’t content with even the extraordinary manifestations of God’s glory he had already witnessed. He had seen God’s glory to a degree experienced by no one else since Adam before the fall. But he still was not content!
All that he had learned and experienced of God before made him hungry for more.
Prayer: Celebrate with the missionary martyr Jim Elliot: “Oh, the fullness, pleasure, sheer excitement of knowing God on earth!”
~ Pastor Dave