It is my hope that this volume will help you cultivate a quiet heart and find fresh springs of blessing in the presence of the Lord.
--Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author of The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings
April 6 Secret Treasure
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me. --Psalm 25:4-5 NKJV
ONE OF THE GREATEST DESIRES OF MY HEART and one of my most frequent prayers over the years is that I might know the ways of God. To know His thoughts, His feelings, His heart, and even His "secrets." To have His perspective on this world, on history, on current events, on the future, on work, on ministry, relationships, my family, the church--on everything. To know what brings Him joy and what causes Him to grieve. I want to know His ways!
I don't believe He owes me an explanation, and there are aspects of His ways that will remain hidden to us in this present life (Deut. 29:29). But I want to know everything about Him that He is willing to reveal.
That's why, before I begin to read God's Word in the morning, I often pray the above words of David from Psalm 25. This psalm goes on to tell us the kind of man or woman to whom God will reveal His ways: the humble--"He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way" (verse 9); as well as the one who fears the Lord--"Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose" (verse 12); "The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant" (verse 14 NKJV). What an awesome thought: that the God of the universe would confide in us and trust us with aspects of His character and ways that remain hidden to those who do not fear Him.
Are you hungry to know more of the Lord? Eager to grasp His will and His purposes? God's willingness to share His secrets with His creatures is evidence of His desire to have an intimate relationship and friendship with us. Come humbly and reverently. Let Him show you His ways.
For at least the next few days, pray the words of Psalm 25:4-5 before you begin your daily Bible reading.
Bestselling author Nancy Leigh DeMoss adapts the core themes of her
teaching into a format her fans can enjoy daily—366 portions of rich
Bible study and practical applications. Soft Touch. Nancy has a radio program you can enjoy at Revive Our Hearts: Calling Women to Freedom, Fullness, & Fruitfulness in Christ. Here is today's broadcast link: reviveourhearts.com/radio/revive-our-hearts/seven-snapshots-1/
I first became acquainted with Nancy Leigh DeMoss when she continued Gateway to Joy following Elisabeth Elliot, whom I had followed for many years. The wisdom and encouragement, the right-on topics discussed will fill your heart.
Content for The Quiet Place has been adapted from books by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, as well as transcripts of her radio programs. To find resources by Nancy, visit ReviveOurHearts.com/transcripts and ReviveOurHearts.com/store. Websites ReviveOurHearts.com, TrueWoman.com, and LiesYoungWomenBelieve.com offer daily blogs and a large, searchable collection of electronic resources for women in every season of life.
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