More thoughts on Psalm 119:32 “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.”
You, Lord God, are setting me free from pride, showing me how small, how feeble, how powerless, how sinful I am in myself. You are revealing the depth of the depravity of my natural man and the height of the holiness you have given your children.
You are also showing me your inexorable power and inviting me to join you in your work.
You are setting me free from working too hard and are leading me into working smart, away from doing my own thing and into joining you through prayer and seeing you bring all to pass.
Prayer is your idea, and it is part of bringing freedom. It is your invitation for us to join you in your great plans. It is a powerful means of being transformed by you.
It is tapping into your strength, your wisdom, your goodness, your desires and having them flow in, through and out of us to those around us.
In providing this broad and beautiful freedom, you are moving me mightily towards living like Asaph, the author of Psalm 73, who, after repenting of his selfishness and self-pity, wrote these words.
“Whom have I in heaven but you and earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Ps. 73:25,26).
Eternal praise be to you, O Lord, for you have truly, powerfully, continually, eternally set my heart free!
Prayer: “Help me, Lord, to run freely in the consistent course of your commandments, in the lighted way of your Truth, in the joyful paths of your presence, that I may give you glory today. Amen”