“Teach me, Lord.”

“Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: ‘Pardon your servant, Lord.  I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.’”  Judges 13:8.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Judges 13-16, and 2 Corinthians 2.

Manoah’s wife had learned from an Angel of God that she would have a son.  That son (Samson) was to be raised in a particular way, according to the angel.

Manoah heard about it and realized the significance of what was going on.  He figured out that there was a connection to God going on and that his family would be part of it.

So what did he do?  He prayed to God for help.

We are all special in God’s sight.  He has plans for each of us.  Do we care to know what they are?

God wants to lead us but are we willing to follow His lead?

My days must begin with two things: (1) I do not know what I should do, and (2) God does.  If I will start in that reality, I will know what to do next: Pray to God for help.  Manoah did this and plenty of instruction came his way.

If I am willing to be led, and seek God’s help for directions, He will show me a path that He is already on.  What could be better?

“Lord, I am a fool to go my own way.  I am a fool to lose my connectness to You.  I want Your Way to be the way I’m on.  Forgive me messing this up.  I love You.  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

Are we really intent on wanting to know what God wants us to do?

St. Lucia



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