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“I understand more than the aged, because I have observed Your precepts.  I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word.  I have not turned aside from Your ordinances, for You Yourself have taught me.”  (Psalm 119:100-101)

Wisdom does not come through aging, but with intentionality.  Do not mistake being older with necessarily being wiser.  Yes, there is wisdom that comes in growing older, but real wisdom comes through effort.  Only when directed by the Director of all will you find the true hope which is always yours through Him.  Do not turn aside from the ordinances of the Lord.

Lord, You know the struggle in my heart, for all around me and within me are the obstacles that get in the way.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of righteousness that I may now and always hold fast to the truth of Your commands.  They are good boundaries to protect and promote the goodness of life.  Bring me to the place where I know this in the new heart You give me through grace.

Lord Jesus, You know what I need.  You have come that I may have life and have it abundantly.  Guide me into ever deeper understanding of all that this means.  May I now and always walk ever closer with You as You lead, that I would come to the place where I love You and my neighbor as You teach me to love them.  Guide me this day, Lord Jesus, that I would learn what You will teach me.  Amen.

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