So Far … So Good !

 

Dear Lord, I see Your hand guiding my hands the last few days. I asked for help, and You provided. So far … so GOOD!

I have heard and acted on Spirit’s inspiration that bypassed my usual judgemental, instructional, critical, combative approaches to any and every problem. Never did my way bring peace to any situation I prayed would improve. Why? I insisted on my way! 

Did my way ever work? No! Yet time after time I plunged in head first-heart less! Will I learn to follow Spirit’s guidance? I can’t answer that. I am strong-willed; full speed ahead my gear of choice; act first, think later, my pattern; disappointing results follow!

Please lead me into Your book of Daily Instructions, the Bible. My thoughts can never surpass what is written in the pages of Your Word! Prepare my heart and mind to discern Your will for my life; prevent me from presumptuous assumptions that others need my help or guidance. They most certainly don’t!

Take my hands that quickly type out solutions not mine to solve, and still them! Should a need arise, remind me that prayer is the first step; opening the pages of the Bible, the next step, reading with a humble heart those answers laid out clearly; offering prayers for illumination and wise discernment; developing the ability to watch, wait, and listen, my new pattern of living!

 

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”  John 14:26

 

Open My Eyes, That I May See

Text and Music: Clara H. Scott  1841-1897

Open my eyes, that I may see
glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
place in my hands the wonderful key
that shall unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
ready, my God, Thy will to see.
Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Open my ears, that I may hear
voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
and while the wavenotes fall on my ear,
everything false will disappear.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
ready, my God, Thy will to see.
Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!

Open my mouth, and let me bear
gladly the warm truth everywhere;
open my heart and let me prepare
love with Thy children thus to share.
Silently now I wait for Thee,
ready, my God, Thy will to see.
Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!

 

 

 

One thought on “So Far … So Good !”

  1. Good thoughts! Love that hymn !

    Margaret Smith, ABR®, CRS®, GRI®, SRES®
    Coldwell Banker Caine
    Cell & Text: (864) 270-1108

    “Celebrating 40 years in Greenville Real Estate”

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