The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)
Would you like me to direct your steps? Would you like me to keep your life on course? Yes, I want you to direct my steps and keep my life on course. Anyone wanting otherwise would have to be a fool with misguided priorities. That’s true. What must I do if I want you to direct my steps and keep my life on course? You are wise in knowing that you have a role in my directing your steps. You must play your part if you want your life to remain on course. So, tell me what is your role? Your question does not surprise me. Yes, you know that I like you to answer questions when you already know the answer. Here is my answer, if I want my steps to be directed by you, I must keep in step with you. If I want my life to stay on course, I must follow you to where you lead me and do what you ask of me. My life will never go of course if I keep in step with you as I follow and obey you. That is correct. Will your course always be easy? Will your terrain always be smooth? Hardly, this life is filled with rough traveling over treacherous terrain. Yes, it is. This world is filled with the treacherous terrain of sin and temptation and evil of every kind. All of which would like nothing better than to trip me up and knock me off course. That won’t happen to me. Why is that? I will keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. I will walk away from sin and temptation and evil of every kind as I keep in step with you. I will live a godly life that is good and right and pleasing to you. Yes, I may stumble here and there. But I will have your hand. You will hold on to me. You will keep me from falling. I will never be out of your sight. You will have your eye on me. I know that you take delight in every detail of my life. You will always be with me to help me through every difficulty in life. Yes, I will. For that, I am grateful. For that, I am thankful. It will be my delight and joy to walk through life with you. I will keep in step with you. I will allow you to direct my steps. That is very good.
Lord, it is encouraging that you delight in every detail of my life. I would like to talk about many details of my life. I want you to direct my steps as I keep in step with you. Guide me through, and hold on to my hand, I as I walk over treacherous terrain in life. Amen
Key Question… How has the Lord held your hand as you have walked over treacherous terrain?
Living It Out… Allow the Lord to direct your steps as you keep in step with Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will direct your steps as you keep in step with Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Lord has directed your steps as you have kept in step with Him.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow the Lord to direct your steps as you keep in step with Him.
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