Direction 5/11/20

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” (Psalm 25:4-5)

It’s a new day, a new week, a time of new opportunities. As you look ahead at this week, what are your priorities? What’s on your schedule?

Most normal schedules have been disrupted over the past couple of months. I missed a commitment a while ago, not because I wasn’t managing my time, but because I wasn’t managing my calendar. The days seemed to run together; each one much like the one before. The temptation is to let things slide, to kind of “go with the flow” and not think about applying discipline and purpose to each day.

This is a time, really like any time, when we can and should come to the Lord in commitment and dedication to seek His way, to seek His will for our lives on this day, in this week. “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.” What could be more necessary in any time, but especially in this time, to know God’s ways, to learn His paths? We can look at this week and be confused by the numerous paths before us, or, perhaps, out of weariness or laziness, not seek any path. We can just sit down and watch the time pass by.

“Lead me in your truth and teach me.” Much as Pilate asked when he was questioning Jesus, we too might ask, ”What is truth?” There is much confusion and contradiction among the so-called “experts” about the current virus, and really, about most things political and social and spiritual. What are we to believe? God, lead me in your truth and teach me.

We care about God’s direction and guidance because He is the God of our salvation. The only opinion that matters, the only “truth” that is real, is that which comes from our Creator and Savior. For You, O God, “I will wait all the day long.” God has given us a limited amount of time in which to live. We are called to redeem this time. So, on this new day, in this new week, I will wait for God’s direction. I will wait for God’s teaching. I will listen for God’s voice that I may know His ways, that I may know His paths, that I may be led by His truth. That is the way of blessing for me and the way of glory and honor for Him. Amen.

Pastor Mike

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