We have been given the wonderful privilege of raising four children. When they were young I trained them to respond to a, “Pssssst” from Mom. If we were in a crowded room, I could simply express a quiet, “Pssssst” and their heads would bob up to give me eye contact to anticipate direction. A nod of my head and facial expression could bring them to me or silently direct them another way or suggest they stop what they were doing. To this day as they are all grown, I dare say any one of them can be across the aisle in a department store or in the midst of a large family gathering and hear my “Pssssst” their adult head will pop up and seek eye contact with mine.
This makes me think of Psalm 32:8-9
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.”
I long to trust the heart of my God to this extent. To believe that He is instructing and teaching me in the way that I should go. I want to believe that He is counseling me and keeping a loving, protecting watch over me. I want to understand His heart and trust His heart so that when I hear His, “Pssssst” my head will bob up and have eye contact with my Jesus in anticipation of His direction.
“Father, give me a hunger for your Word that I may become so accustomed to your ways that I have a deep understanding of your “Psssts” in life. That this understanding of you will cause me to hear and come to you without a bit or a bridle.
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