Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
(Psalms 23:3b (NIV))
Is this your proclamation?
Do you allow God to guide you and to set your feet upon the path that He desires for you to walk?
If you are like everyone else, human nature takes over. Pride gets in the way and, just like in the Garden of Eden, we fall prey to a nature that we were not created to possess. We fall into sin!
Will you keep to the old path
that evil men have trod?
(Job 22:15 (NIV))
We are not called to walk the path of sin. We are called to salvation and grace through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. He has given us a path that we may walk. He has given us a path that we don’t walk in our own strength. Jesus sets us upon that path. God sends His Holy Spirit to walk it with us, guiding us every step of the way if we will only listen.
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
(Psalms 16:11 (NIV))
God loves us and desires to save us and to guide us. He has set the path before us. Satan sets diversions along the path. In order to follow God’s path, we must know God’s heart. We must know God’s Word. God’s Word provides the instructions for staying on the right path. When we know the instructions by heart, we can also proclaim what is proclaimed by the Psalmist.
I run in the path of your commands,
for you have set my heart free.
(Psalms 119:32 (NIV))
Is your heart free?