Devotional Thought for Today – 11/04/2020

Sometimes the Safe Path is Not the Right Path – Temple Illuminatus



In my youth I loved to go out into the mountains of the Appalachian Trail and hike for days. Stretching from Georgia to Maine one can find some of the best hiking trails in the US there and truly (although at the time I did not realize it) get closer to God through creation. There were many times we came upon forks or crossroads and relied upon the well marked trail system to guide us along the correct path. 

Life however is not so easy. Rarely do we find well defined trail markers along the path of life. So how do we navigate. Well if I listen to some of my friends its all a crap shoot, fate or chance. In other words in the above illustration they believe you have a 50/50 chance of doing well on either path. 

King David here in Psalm 25 had other ideas. He says (paraphrasing):

v. 1-3  Describes trusts God and His sovereignty

v. 4-5 Prays for guidance in paths

v. 6-7 Prays for forgiveness

v. 8-11  Describes the goodness and faithfulness of God

v. 12-15 Describes reasons for fearing the Lord

v. 16-21 Prays for protection and deliverance

v. 22 Prays for Israel

David recognized that relying on his own heart  was not a good thing to direct his paths (think future, think life decisions, etc.) 

I do not know where everyone is in there life walk today. What I do know that there is never a bad time to be like David and have fellowship time with the Lord. Ask Him for guidance by praying like David: Let me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation; For You [and only You] I wait [expectantly] all the day long. (AMP) 


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