Prone To Wander Psalm 119:10
With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Inwardly I desire to seek God wholeheartedly, but my Spirit is willing and my flesh is weak. Sadly, I don’t seek the Lord often enough. Instead I am prone to Wander.
I find the above quote true in my own life. So many times I have determined to live the way God wants me to only to find out that I have slipped once again and fallen. I’m reminded that a just man may fall seven times, but he gets up over and over. I’m reminded that the Lord is able to keep me from falling. I’m reminded that when my steps slip, the Lord is there to hold me up. And I’m reminded once again to meditate on the Word and hide it in my heart so that I may keep from sinning against my Lord.
I am not wandering through life
I am a pilgrim passing through this life on earth. The Lord is my guide and keeps me on the paths of righteousness. (Psalm 23) There are times I wander from those paths, but I’m not a worldly wanderer with no purpose or plan in life. My Lord knows the way and He continues to lead the way until I enter eternity’s gates.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
God has an expected end for obedience. He will listen when you pray. He will be found when you seek Him whole heartedly and He will be your deliverer. One day there will be complete deliverance from this body of sin and from all evil for all eternity.
Seek Him wholeheartedly
- As men seek for hidden treasure,
As for rain thirsts the drying sod,
As the hart pants after water,
So my heart pants after God.
- I seek not for worldly pleasure,
I pray not for earthly store;
My whole soul goes after Jesus—
I am seeking nothing more.
- Oh, to be holy, holy, holy,
Like my Savior every day,
To be filled with all His fullness,
’Tis for this I pray and pray.
-Charles E. Orr / Joel A. Erickson
Verse by Verse Daily Bible Reading and Study on Psalm 119