Words from the Heart for Wednesday July 12th, 2017
Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:11 (NIV)
Teach Me Your Way
Can I trust my heart? I might try to “change the rules” unless I walk in the fear of the Lord. Lift up this request to the Lord. “Heavenly Father, I might try to do things my own way and make exceptions for my choices. Give me an undivided heart so I don’t go astray. I choose to rely on You. When I rely on you, I will discover just how very faithful You are! Amen.”
If you are a Canadian who is moving out of the country for some reason, you might be interested in knowing that there are many elementary and secondary schools around the world that offer the curriculum of one of Canada’s provinces. These schools offer an excellent quality of education with Canadian teachers, administrative staff and learning materials. According to the Global Affairs Canada website, Canadian parents living abroad and non-Canadian parents interested in high-quality education for their children are encouraged to consult the Directory of Canadian Elementary and Secondary Schools outside Canada maintained by the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials. The good news is that if your child studies at one of these schools, they can transfer their credits or even achieve a high school diploma from that province by studying at these accredited schools overseas.
Canada is producing more teachers than can find positions here in Canada, so many young teachers are heading out of the country to find teaching positions. Young people in developing countries are longing for an education that will prepare them to help build their country and help promote prosperity and freedom. Being teachable is vitally important to anyone who desires to improve themselves and their world. This is a foundation of the kingdom of God as well. In Psalm 86:11 David prays “Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” This is a prayer that every follower of Jesus ought to pray. The early disciples recognized Jesus as their rabbi, their teacher. They didn’t always understand what He was saying, but they hung on every word. They wanted to learn from Him, follow Him, and wholeheartedly put into practice what they had been learning. And even when they didn’t get things right, they wanted to learn from their mistakes. What a great example to us, who are Jesus’ disciples in our generation. We too are called to a teachable spirit and an undivided heart. We too are called to pray that in having been taught by Jesus through the indwelling Holy Spirit, we might rely on His faithfulness. How have you shown the Lord lately that you are teachable, and undivided in your commitment to Him?
These have been words from the heart.