Life isn’t easy. We need a guide, a compass, a way to live.
Last summer, I was reading through the Psalms, and a verse from Psalm 86 jumped out at me.
Teach me your way, Lord, so that I can walk in your truth. Make my heart focused only on honoring your name. (Psalm 86.11, Common English Bible)
That should be the prayer of every disciple of Jesus Christ. A disciple is a learner, student, apprentice. Disciples strive to be like their teacher.
“Teach me your way, Lord.”
Few qualities are more important for a disciple than teachability. Disciples—learners, students, apprentices—by nature, must be teachable. Disciples of Jesus want to know his way so that they can walk in it.
And, disciples of Jesus should have one sole focus—honoring God’s name. I love the last sentence in Psalm 86.11: “Make my heart focused only on honoring your name.”
I encourage you to internalize this verse and make it your prayer.
In our home, we’ve been memorizing this verse over the last few months. Ethan and Sarah know it pretty well. I hope it will always be our prayer. If so, we will be much more likely to live lives that honor God!