The Right Path
Posted on February 1, 2016 by Graeme Wilson in Victory Call
“Make me know your way, O Lord; Teach me your paths. Lead me in your truths and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation.” Psalm 25:4-5
Do you have decisions to make? Are you wrestling through a situation? Are you unsure of how to move forward? The Lord is a faithful teacher and the Holy Spirit indwells believers and will lead you in the way you should go. Too often we seek the advice of a counselor or friend before asking God His advice. No one knows you better or can lead you with greater confidence that Jesus. So, why do we not seek Him first?
• If you and I will be honest, there are times we just don’t want to know. We like our answers and solutions much better then how God might direct us. Do we REALLY want to know God’s way?
• There are many paths before us and the easier path is the one we may often choose. We like easy. However, to take the time to be taught the best way, well, that takes time. It takes an open heart, open ears, and a willingness to be teachable.
• Follow through can be challenging. We know God’s ways but are we willing to then be obedient?
• Are you concerned about the outcome? Things might not go our way. What if we don’t “win”?
God is the God of our salvation. He is in control of all the outcomes. He will continue to lead us through.
Tim Keller, in his book, The Songs of Jesus, ends with this prayer:
“Lord, I want to live according to your Word- your ways and your truth- rather than by what will make me popular and powerful. Give me the desire and integrity to live like this. And because this will make me vulnerable, protect me from those who would take the opportunity to harm me. Amen”
May knowing, choosing and following His path be the desire of our hearts today.
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.