Inspirational Thought of the Day:
Following God’s guidance will never lead us astray.
Scripture of the Day:
“The LORD shows his faithful followers the way they should live. 13 They experience his favor; their descendants inherit the land. 14 The LORD’s loyal followers receive his guidance, and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.”
I thank God for my GPS, even though it often can lead me astray. It is hard to remember a time without a GPS. Our fast-paced world is navigable by this small device which guides us to our destination without a lot of planning.
My husband thinks I can be too dependent upon it, though. He is probably right. Perhaps it feels easier on the intellect to not have to exert a lot of effort to determine which way is right.
So it is with our lives. Often arriving at forks in the road of life, it can be difficult to discern the LORD’s will and to do what is right.
We can gauge man’s opinion, circumstances, our own desires or follow someone else’s direction, but ultimately we are daily faced with the fact that we have to choose a path.
More like we GET to choose. We are given free will and are responsible for the choices we make. But the awesome thing about knowing God is that He has not left us without directions. Internally we hear His voice, like a GPS, guiding us. Reading His Word further shows us which way is pleasing to Him.
World religions point us to a list of rules given by an absentee god or a statue of a “god”. These requirements remove relationship from the equation and make us slaves to a law we could never fully keep. But God, rich in mercy and understanding, reveals His will and purpose to us. Out flesh might not want to follow His precepts, but we find life and joy in resisting our flesh and seeing the wisdom in God’s plans.
Sometimes the road is hard and the boundaries uncomfortable, though comfort as our aim causes us to become disoriented and get lost. We may have to tarry long and wait on Him, putting patience to the test, but the peace that comes from abiding in His will far surpasses going my own way.
Lord, thank You for showing us how to live and for Your precious favor and promises given to those who seek to obey You. Thank You that You have not abandoned us and will never forsaken us.