Psalm 18:30 “As for God, his way is perfect;”
[You, O Lord God, make no mistakes. You always do what is right, with excellence and without error. We can trust you to lead us aright, to teach us your wonderful way, to show us what is perfect, true, noble, lovely and praise-worthy so we may follow you there. Thank you that you promise to, “lead us in paths of righteousness for your name’s sake” (Ps. 23:3). Help us to actively, wholeheartedly follow.
With your Word, you turn the negative values of the world right-side-up because we live in the upside-down-world where selfishness and rebellion are natural, where fear, despair and hopelessness abound.
You teach us instead to live by dying, to get by giving, to grieve by praising, to offer thanks when we’d rather complain, to trust you before there is an outcome. There are so many opportunities to live by faith as we reject the values of the world and instead walk in the light of your powerful Way.
Praise be to you for teaching us that being weak is a wonder, that we should delight in our deficiencies and difficulties. In such weakness, your power is made perfect and Christ’s might comes upon us (2 Cor. 12:9,10). You teach us that to embrace our neediness and suffering is freeing, empowering and transforming for us and greatly glorifying for you.
Praise you that you give us vision and understanding of your perfect ways. “Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name” (Psa. 86:11).
Help us to walk in your truth consistently, denying ourselves, taking up our cross daily and following you, for therein lies the purpose of our lives, the meaning of existence and the hope of glory with you.]