Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. (Ps. 25:4)

“Where is Calle de Fernán Gonzalez Street?” We asked this question in English of a Spanish-speaking woman in Burgos, Spain. She looked around and responded, “Aquí.” I responded, “Aquí?” without a clue of the meaning. She repeated, “Aquí.” So we again asked the question a little slower and more enunciated. She responded, “Aquí, aquí,” and pointed at the ground. After a few more aquís, we realized we were standing right on Calle de Fernán Gonzalez because aquí means “here it is.”

David asked God to show him his ways. He wanted to know the heart of God. He did not conform to God’s way on his own, but asked God to ingrain his laws into his life and more completely conform him into the character of God. He wanted his heart entwined into the heart of God—his thoughts, his love, his mercy, his forgiveness. And as these godly characteristics became a part of his life, he wanted them to become part of his own characteristics. Therefore, he willingly submitted to God’s teaching and guidance. He desired for God’s Word to become the core of his inmost being, thoughts, and actions.

We too can follow David’s example by praying, faithfully reading and meditating on the Word, and freely submitting to God’s promptings in our lives. When we do this, God responds, “Aquí. Here it is.”

Pray David’s prayer, “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.”

Gena Duncan teaches Bible classes in her church. She and her husband spend summers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and winters in Naples, Florida.

© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.