Posted on September 5, 2019
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21 NIV
My husband hopes to draft his little girls into appreciating football. So each week during our family fantasy football draft, he helps the girls and I tweak our teams, making laps around the table to coach our picks. If only life came with a coach like that. Yet, we do! Believers have an even better coach to guide us, in fact.
This is what Isaiah was talking about in the above verse. He reminded Israel the importance of following the one true God, not other gods.
We, too, can tap into the power of the living Word of God and allow it to convict, direct, and encourage our hearts. When we follow God, no matter where we turn or how many times we circle, He steadily guides us to the path He has prepared for us. May we have a fresh assurance today that we are right where God wants us to be.
Posted on April 2, 2019
Direction, “a purpose or orientation toward a goal that serves to guide or motivate,” has an inevitable flow in our lives. In consideration of our daily direction, the above verse from Romans aligns our internal compass with the One who breathes strength and purpose into the very muscles that compel us.
The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible states that,“conclusions sometimes summarized key points in a work; love is once such point.” When we seek direction, does Love have the final say on our propelled steps? In Matthew Henry’s Commentary, he states many reasons the Corinthians were instructed by Paul to “be on guard.” There were people looking to deceive and corrupt their faith, to manipulate their direction. “A Christian is always in danger, and therefore should ever be on the watch,” Henry stated. Even today, we must stay alert to the current status of our life’s direction.
Our direction stems from faith. Paul encouraged the Corinthians to “stand firm in the faith.” Scripture tells us to take captive every thought, and to align all we hear with the truth of the Gospel. Reading Scripture daily builds godly confidence, preventing the propulsion down a path that doesn’t align with His unique purpose for our lives.
Posted on October 11, 2017
Get the conversation started by commenting below, and let’s encourage one another as we face life in 2017 armed with grace!
Happy Cloud Walking,
Get the #jammed Daily Devo sent straight to your inbox each morning, by subscribing to Sunny&80.