“Order my steps in thy word.” Psalm 119:133
David knew from painful experience where his flesh would take him, and he didn’t want to go there anymore. So he cries, “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me:’ Iniquity means to bend in the direction of, or incline toward. He’s asking God to deliver him from a nature that is bent toward sin and always inclined to go the wrong way. Sure sounds familiar to me. How about you?
In the Christian life the only way to win is to surrender. You can’t live it, but He can. Listen to Paul: “I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20). Slide out from behind the wheel today and let Him take over. You know what happens when you drive!
Maybe you’re saying, “But what’s my part in all of this?” First, you need to live in the place of constant surrender to Him; and second, to fill your heart with His Word. Listen: “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11). Also, remember to stay filled with the Spirit, for the Christian life is not the product of fleshly effort, it’s the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22). Today, and every day from now on, pray, “Order my steps in thy word.”