Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Turn my heart to your decrees, and not to selfish gain.
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What if...the goal of every conversation was not win-lose but that we walked away believing that we have been understood? I work at trying to understand folks, but I know I fall short. I often feel misunderstood.
Decisions made when there is less than the best of understanding are ones which everyone feels diminished. God's commandments give us the opportunity for understanding if we are willing go there.
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Give me understanding, Lord, and make me less full of myself. Amen.