Which Path?!

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The LORD will guide you always; … Isaiah 58:11 (NIV) The question is; Will we follow?

I’m convinced in a world governed by a Sovereign God there are no accidents, no coincidences. There are God surprises and there are trials and tribulations (John 16:33). Take a look at Scripture with me… 

  • It wasn’t a coincidence that the Pharaoh’s daughter was at the river just as baby Moses was floating by; saving his life! 
  • It wasn’t a coincidence that the king couldn’t sleep and called for the record of his reign to be read, that just so recorded important information that would save Mordicai’s life!
  • It wasn’t a coincidence that certain traders were traveling by at just the moment Joseph’s brothers were going to kill him AND those traders were heading to Egypt, the very place that Joseph would save the world because his life too was spared that day!
  • It wasn’t a coincidence that Rabekah appeared to Abraham’s servant just as he was praying to find Isaac’s future bride, exceeding all qualifications! And the list goes on…

Some surprises we recognize as good and some we won’t understand as good until later (1 Cor. 13:12). Like the criminals on the cross next to Jesus, we must choose how we will walk through what we maybe wouldn’t have chosen. One criminal begged God to get him down, get him out, while the other asked God to take him up, up into a higher understanding of who He was and wanted to be to him. The latter criminal experienced paradise. God filters all that comes to us through His all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present hands, so if it’s been allowed we have opportunity to make Him proud, to bring Him glory, to have our lives count for something greater.

There are always two paths in life; one of delusion and defeat while the other is of Truth and triumph. You can’t walk on both. Don’t let your desire’s, the things of this world, the way you wish things were or had gone to dilute your discernment. Give careful thought to the path for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Proverbs 4:26 (NIV) 

God’s Word is our best guide, to be viewed as a release to real life rather than a rule book that ruins everything. Often Scripture may not give explicit do’s and don’ts for every “Is this sinful?” we wonder about. However if you read the illustrations through the portraits God paints in His Word you can often come to the correct conclusion to your activity in question. Ask yourself, is the path I’m on, the activity I’m engaging in, the attitude I’m taking up, the people I’m involved with… 

  • Is it wise? 
  • Is it beneficial, not only to me but to those around me? 
  • Is it profitable to healthy living? 
  • Does it reflect God’s character and glory? 
  • Does it jeopardize my witness for Christ? 

If you can answer those questions you can probably figure out if the path you are on is sinful or not. Dear one, God is good and He knows what He is doing, trust Him to lead. Go with Him beyond what you can comprehend for your story is part of His greater story and His ending we already know, is victory and triumph for all who are His!

God bless you muchly~

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Revelation 1:17-18 (NIV)

Published by Janette

Janette enjoys sharing the passion Jesus ignites in her heart for Him. She is a teacher by degree and enjoys the beautiful outdoors of Colorado where she resides with her family of 8. Janette and her husband have been married since 2003 and if you’ve seen the movie “Cheaper By The Dozen” that’s their life although they title it “Cheaper By The Half-Dozen”! Raising their six children just 8 years apart lends itself to adventurous ways daily in which to see Jesus in the big the small the messy and the beautiful. ...His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9

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