Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left. [Isaiah 30:21]
Ringing out 2018 and ringing in 2019 reminds us of how far we have come, and again, how far we have yet to go. Life’s journey keeps us busy. Nevertheless, it is essential for us to take a few precious moments to weigh and measure where we are along the way.
The beauty of the pathway of faith is that it begins with redemption. Many times I hear the expression, “There but for the grace of God go I.” This is not a biblical term. It is ascribed to an early 19th century author named John Bradford. It reminds us that there are troubles in life. And it confirms that God’s grace is there for those who follow His footsteps.
Looking backward, we feel the momentum of God’s protective hand as He guides us past obstacles and helps us overcome painful setbacks. Because of His supernatural shielding we have the victory.
Looking ahead, we have confidence we are instruments in the hands of a loving Father who teaches us His ways and how to walk according to His directives. Turn right here. Good. Now turn to the left at the next corner. Are we really cognizant of the number of times we have been directed by God? This occurs so often it is without number. The hidden hand that nudges.
Looking within we sense God’s nearness - His very presence living in me! As we keep our ears tuned, we hear the voice of our protector and defender. Listen. Hear the sound of His Ruach just over your shoulder. “Move to your right.”
Receive this voice. It is the sound of God speaking to you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it!”
God sent His Firstfruits offering into the darkness to light the way of righteousness for those who follow Him. Be His beacon.
Blessings Abounding in 2019!