Date: Wednesday, October 9
Scripture: Psalm 86
Verse: Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. (Psalm 86:11)
Recently I followed my GPS to a meeting location in Denver. When the meeting was over, I was unsure how to get back to I-25, so I pressed the “Go Home” button on my GPS, and followed the directions. About 30 minutes later the normally soothing voice of the GPS lady, startled me when she interrupted my quiet ride to tell me my exit was approaching. Once I was on I-25 heading south, I didn’t need any more directions but had forgotten to turn off the GPS.
In much of our lives, we are so comfortable with where we are going, we too don’t need the GPS. Having been traveling the same path for years, assuming we know where it is headed, we can get on autopilot – get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner with the family, watch some TV, go to bed, repeat. Every once in a while though, we get this sense we have gotten off the path, and need some directions back to the way of God.
The author of Psalm 86 is trying to turn on the GPS. There is a sense he has lost his way. She is crying out to God, asking for forgiveness, searching for answers in a time of trouble. So the psalmist prays, “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth.” Many of us have prayed a similar prayer when we feel lost. Asking God to get us back on the right path. We need our life-GPS to get us back on the path we know will lead us home.
Prayer: When I stray, O God, forgive me and place me back on your way. Amen.
Action: Is the path you are on your own, or God’s?
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