Monday, November 21, 2011
THANKFUL FOR THE LIGHT ON MY PATH
I use two books by Sarah Young for my morning devotions. I sometimes think the Lord
wrote those books as He looked into my heart. He alone knows what every challenge in my life will be, past, present and future. He knows the words of encouragement I need to help me stay focused on HIM.
I have been thinking about one devotion in particular....from October 27. Here are a few of the statements that spoke into my heart.
"As you become increasingly aware of My Presence, you find it easier to discern the way you should go. This is one of the practical benefits of living close to Me. Instead of wondering about what is on the road ahead or worrying about what you should do if...or when..., you can concentrate on staying in communication with Me. When you actually arrive at a choice-point, I will show you which direction to go.
I, the creator of the universe, am the most creative Being imaginable. I will not leave you circling in deeply rutted paths. Instead, I will lead you along fresh trails of adventure, revealing to you things you did not know. Stay in communication with Me. Follow My guiding Presence."
I have been trying to make it a priority to stay quiet at the feet of the Lord and seek His direction for my life...a daily struggle to be still and listen. I have been at peace with His direction for my involvement of service. I have been sure of my areas of service because I have been walking in obedience to HIM.
I must admit this is a big struggle because I am a people pleaser. I care too much about what people think about me. I want the affirmation of man.
Yesterday our sermon was on service. The pastor had us stand up everytime he called out an area of service we were involved in at our church. This was good for encouraging the hard workers in our church. I appreciate all they do for the body of Christ.
My ministry is known by the Lord. I want walk in obedience to the areas of service He has called me to. Yesterday, I wanted to be able to stand up for a pat on the back.
I humbly submit to you Lord. Forgive me Lord, for letting my heart stray on a well worn rutted path of needing the approval of man. I want to walk in YOUR LIGHT TOWARD YOU AND FOLLOW YOUR WILL FOR MY LIFE AND FOR YOUR GLORY.