Teachers have one of the most demanding jobs on the planet. I couldn’t imagine spending the whole day in a classroom with a group of students trying to keep their attention. King David had a teachable heart. He wanted to grow in his knowledge of the Word of God and was always asking to be shown the way. Do you have a teachable heart?
“Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.”
Waking Up With God on Your Mind
David wanted to wake up every morning with God on his mind. “Let me hear you lovingkindness in the morning.” It’s like saying, fill my heart with your love for today. He didn’t want to be bogged down with the day’s worries. Instead, he wanted to be lifted high above it all by receiving from the Lord. What a great example. David’s trust was where it should be, and he wanted that to lift his soul.
He also wasn’t satisfied being blessed. David wanted to grow. “Teach me the way in which I should walk” was his poetic way of telling the Lord to teach him everything he needs to know as God guides his steps. He wasn’t just a student trying to gain knowledge. We see both submission and faith in that statement. He knew that he wasn’t going to find a better direction or advice anywhere else, so he laid his life in the hands of the Almighty God.
A Teachable Heart
Do you have a teachable heart? You can pray for God to guide your steps but still not be submitted to the leading of the Spirit. Put your trust in the Lord and watch what happens. It will save you a lot of wasted time and energy. When we lift our needs to the Lord, He takes care of them. It prevents us from running around trying to figure things out. As you trust Him, you will start your soul being lifted up.