Stay On The Path~
A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
?I am finding great comfort in these words this week. Stay On The Path…
It seems lately each day brings it’s own purifying qualities, as we are faced with many obstacles along the journey in this life. I find myself often questioning everything I say and everything I do with a heart that seeks to be obedient, finding myself drowning in a sea of choices. I often relate closely to Paul, who said, “It is not what I want to do that I do…” I am sure many of you can relate.
A heart that is fixated on the King, of course, wants to be submissive to Him in servitude, to glorifying His Name and the edifying His Kingdom.
I am small… Very small, in the grand scheme of things in this World.
With each uncovering day, I see just how small I am and how great He is. I believe this too is purposed, as we walk so tightly to Him now ~ we begin to see the path we once we on is drawing to a close, as it marries to His path – His plan in our lives. The key to staying on His path is to never take our eyes off of Him. Although, the sea and waves roar beneath our feet, as long as we keep our eyes securely on HIM, we shall not sink, we shall not perish. When Jesus called Peter out of the boat that day to walk on water, He did not cause the waves to cease roaring but instead He beckoned Peter to look only to Him and keep walking. This is true for us, as well. Stay On The Path…
As I was considering, all the ways I believed I was overcoming, He is now showing me all I truly needed to overcome was myself. I do not even trust myself anymore. I do not trust “Me” to keep “Me” on His path. Not like I used to anyway. Once I began to let go and let God, my eyes were opened to see naturally supernaturally, that it was never about me. It is only about HIM.? We can even get entangled in our daily Salvation if we start to think it is about us. This is truly something to ponder.
So just how does one STAY ON THE PATH? Stay small, stay in a place of a broken contrite heart, that is so one with Him we know beyond a shadow of a doubt He is directing our steps and a part for Him we can do nothing – not even save ourselves from ourselves. It is true we may decide where to tread, but the task ends there. He, in turn directs us on His path. If I intervene at all, I have lost my way. Do you remember playing a board game and as you roll the dice, you landed on the dreadful space that says, “return to start”? In a sense, that portrays our daily lives. We often, in freewill, find ourselves “returning to start… Returning to JESUS.” I believe this is what the Word calls, mercy.
It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion’s fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Each day we are presented with a choice to follow or to stray, but with His loving-kindness, as a gentle Shepard, He always leads us in the way that we should go. I glean much comfort knowing He will leave the 99 to go after the one lost sheep. I am finding that is me quite often these days, as that little wandering sheep who veers off the path in search of Him, not realizing He was with me all the time. The beauty in all this is… I do not have to trust ME to stay on the path, I need only TRUST HIM to find me when I venture off.
Returning, to start over each day – IN HIM.
Stay On The Path… Or at least, simply believe He keeps us there, because thankfully it truly is all the same. He begins, right where we end at START.?
May the Lord Bless You in His Love,
?Angela~Marked By Heaven
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