God's Holy Fire: 'Lead Me on Level Ground'

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
— Psalm 143:10 NIV

Key Thought

As in this psalm, we cry out to God because we are aware of enemies who are set to attack us and of our personal sins that so easily entangle us in evil. On our own, we have no personal power to stand up under the weight of these two realities. So, our hearts cry out to God asking for him to teach us to do his will and for the Spirit to guide us to the place where we can walk on solid (or level) ground and live the life that pleases God. Rather than giving up in circumstances that seem insurmountable, we cry out to our Father in heaven and trust that the Holy Spirit brings his answer and his power into our lives and brings God's blessing and God's deliverance.

Today's Prayer

O Father, through your good Spirit, please teach me to do your will and to live the life you want me to live in my world — to live to honor the Father just as you did. May your good Spirit lead me on level ground. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Psalm 143:10 NIV — Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

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