Under the Tutelage of The King

psalm 25-4Before I could walk, my heart had already been imprinted with the words, “Jesus loves me.” Faithful nursery workers rocked and sang on Sundays the truths I heard at home all week.

I have always known I am a daughter of The King.

And like any princess of position, I enjoyed mostly comfortable days unfettered by the worries of the kingdom — and largely ignorant of the happenings outside its safety.

I flitted about carefree in the courtyard without fear of intruders. Or snakes. Or storms. I was blissfully confident in my Daddy’s ability to keep all things well.

And while this may be the proper place for a child, an heir must eventually invest herself in kingdom itself.

To step in the footsteps of His forgiveness in order to learn His gait.

To listen carefully to His words in order to speak in His dialect.

To receive His grace abundantly in order to cast its residue on others like He does.

It’s time to learn the family business.

Lord, tell me your ways.
    Show me how to live.
Guide me in your truth,
    and teach me, my God, my Savior. (Psalm 25:4-5)

I come close and study His moves. His words. His patterns. His rhythms.

I apprentice under the tutelage of The King. I Dwell.

Linking up with Kelli and the other lovelies at Unforced Rhythms.

7 thoughts on “Under the Tutelage of The King

  1. To me this is such a reminder of the importance of being in His Word daily. I love that . . . “It’s time to learn the family business.” Teach us your ways, God…
    Blessings to you, Beth.
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  2. “And while this may be the proper place for a child, an heir must eventually invest herself in kingdom itself.” This, right here, says it all for me in this post, Beth. I love this connection between kingdom investment and your word, dwell. I wouldn’t have necessarily put those two together the way you have, but when I read this, it makes so much sense, that yes, this is exactly where you’re heading…
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  3. Beautiful, Beth! You are blessed to have grown up in a Christian home, and yet to realize the need for individual salvation. I was not saved until late adulthood, although I had been brought to church as a child and knew many Bible stories.
    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on Saved by Grace!
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    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett
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  4. Sharon

    Beth, really lovely. I have been a follower of Jesus as long as I can remember. My mother tells me that I asked Him into my heart when I was 3. I know this is young, but I have felt Him there ever since. Now, yes, the challenge is following Him and learning His ways. Yielding my will to His, and leaning not unto my own understanding.

    Thankfully, He’s a patient Teacher.


    • Thank you for sharing that part of your story, Sharon. No matter how long we have been journeying with Him, there is always so much more to learn.

  5. Thank you for this reminder. I love the scripture from Psalms. God is reminding me lately that he put me here to serve. Your post also brought this to mind. I hope you have a lovely day!
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    • The Psalms are just so, so rich, aren’t they Jolene? Grateful to know God used these words to speak to your heart today.

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