Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25:4-5
I believe God has a plan.
His plan for my life is not like the bumper cars you find at any amusement park. But why is it that so many times each day I feel like I’m just “bumping” along, getting to a point and hitting some obstacle, only to find myself “bumping” along again?
And then when I read the devotional from Jesus Calling this morning . . . I was reminded of His Plan – His Plan for me.
Walk with Me along paths of TRUST. The most direct path between point A and point B on your life-journey is the path of unwavering trust in Me. When your faith falters, you choose a trail that meanders and takes you well out of your way. You will get to point B eventually, but you will have lost precious time and energy. As soon as you realize you have wandered from your trust-path, look to Me and whisper ‘I trust You, Jesus.’ This affirmation will help get you back on track.
The farther you roam along paths of unbelief, the harder it is to remember that I AM with you. Anxious thoughts branch off in all directions, taking you farther and farther from awareness of My Presence. You need to voice your trust in Me frequently. This simple act of faith will keep you walking along straight paths with Me. Trust in Me with all your heart, and I will make your paths straight. ~ from Jesus Calling (Sept. 9)
I need to have a pursuing faith, not bumper car faith.
God has a plan for me. And I’m learning that He is faithful to keep to His plan, despite my pleas to want to see the big picture. Time has shown me, I’m not ready for the big picture . . .
I need to trust Him. I trust You, Jesus!