You always show me the path that leads to life. You will fill me with joy when I am with you. You will give me endless pleasures at your right hand. (Psalms 16:11)
Really- who wouldn’t want to hang out with this person? He always will lead us to life. Always makes us happy when we are with him. He gives a constant stream of pleasures as we sit with him. I have been watching closely the life of someone dear to me who has gone through lots of trials this year and while I was thinking about them a picture of a path formed in my mind. It started out as an old dirt path with holes. Then the holes were gone and it was a bit wider and smoother. Grass appeared and then small plants. Trees came into sight and grew tall and provided shade in the brightest sun. Flowers began to bloom and the path became overwhelming in its beauty. I told my friend that I watched her seek the Lord daily and as she calls out to God, sings of His goodness and opens her heart to receive everything He has for her I see her life- her path- become more and more beautiful. That is God’s desire for every one of us!
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.Proverbs 4:18
Consistency is the nature of God. We are the ones who leave His presence distracted by the cares of this world. Is it really possible to stay in the presence of God 24/7? I say yes. The Holy Spirit lives inside me and He is there to teach, guide and direct me. I just need to choose to listen at all times. Don’t answer, react, or respond in any way to anything until I stop and listen to what the Spirit is saying. According to the Bible it is in obeying the commands the Holy Spirit I find strength:
I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding.Psalm 119:32
Doing “the best I can” will never bring blessing into my life. Listening and following
the guidance of the Holy Spirit is what will cause me to run- shine- and be full of joy and
wisdom to share and use to encourage others. I see new life just ahead………