This Is The Way

When I take a step

My gaze often on the road before me

Am I listening?

Listening for God

Awaiting His guidance

Walking in obedience

Instead of my own wisdom

Are my ears hearing a word behind me

Softly

Firmly

Telling me the way

When I take a step?

 

 

 

 

 

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And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

—Isaiah 30:21

 

 

 

 

Carry It On

I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6

My family used to live in a city near one of the longest bridges in the world. 

After traveling a few miles on the bridge, it was hard to see land ahead or behind. 

At almost 24 miles in length, that’s understandable. 

Driving on the bridge almost feels like traveling on a boat through the ocean waters—except you’re in a car. 

Keeping in mind that the road will take you to your destination, you must trust that the journey will take you to dry land. 

Sometimes it’s easy to become frightened when we can’t see the future up ahead. 

God will be faithful to guide you and teach you on your journey, and He will bring you safely home to Heaven one day. 

Commit Your Way

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Psalm 37:3-5

Trust in the Lord, and do good;
    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
 Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in Him, and He will act.

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What can I do?

Trust.

Do good.

Dwell.

Befriend.

Delight.

Commit.

What will God do?

He will give.

He will act.

On this day that I call today, the future is unknown.

Unknown to me, yet known to God.

On this day that I call today, I must commit my way to Him.

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The Path of Life Known

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The traffic was called to stop as the guard arms came down into place by the railroad.

Red lights flashed.

In the near distance, I could hear the sound of a train whistle.

Seconds later, a train came, crossing in front of me.

Where was it going?

I will never know, but the conductor of the train knew just exactly where it was going.

He also knew that the train would get there on the rails.

Not on the paved highway where I was.

Not by traveling on vast fields.

Not on dirt roads.

It would get there on a train track that had been laid out to take them there.

That was really the only way possible.

If we want to live forever in Heaven, there is just one way.

Not on the paved highway of good works.

Not by traveling on vast fields of humanism.

Not on dirt roads of self-sufficiency.

We will have to go on a path that has been laid out to take us there.

This path can only be traveled by those whose passage has been secured by faith in Jesus.

Psalm 16:11 reads,

“You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever.”

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