Psalm 119:18 (New American Standard Bible 1995)
Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law.
If our desire is to know and understand the word of God we must come before the Lord in prayer. It is the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us into all truth. God has not made His word so complicated that we cannot understand. But He has made it so the only way we can truly understand is by seeking the Holy Spirit for help and guidance.
When we cry out to our Father to understand His word, it is the person of the Holy Spirit who lives within us that begins to open our eyes to see, our mind to know, and our heart to understand. We are told that the word of God is Living and Active. We could spend our entire lives in one passage of scripture and the Lord would speak to us in new and wonderful ways every day.
We must set aside time in our lives to spend in the scriptures. Yes life can get very busy and we can all kind of challenges that we deal with. But when we set aside time to seek the Lord, He will help us to not only understand what His word says, but He will teach us how to apply it to our lives. True transformation happens when we begin to apply His word on a daily basis to our lives.
Father help me today to understand your word. Help me to know your voice and your leading. Father open my eyes to see, my mind to know, and my heart to understand. Father remove anything that would hinder not only my ability to understand but also anything that would hinder how to properly apply your word. I thank you for your patience and goodness. I thank you that you lead and direct me one step at a time. In the name of Jesus, Amen.