Friday, October 20, 2017

Devotional for Friday, October 20, 2017
“When Our Paths Echo His Name”
walking where truth echoes his name
by Dona Hake
Psalm 85:13 BRG version
Righteousness shall go before him; and
shall set us in the way of his steps.”
Today I want us to reflect upon the beauty of staying by our Lord’s side clinging to Him and His ways. He lovingly desires that we permit Him to set us in the way of His steps. I love knowing that as I abide in Him, He is going to continually restore my soul and lead me into His paths where His truth speaks of Him. I love knowing that as I walk closely to Him that my life will speak and echo of His righteousness and His truth.
Psalm 23:3 (VOICE)
“He makes me whole again,
steering me off worn, hard paths
to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.”
Now let us look at being steered from those worn, hard paths that has caused us to maybe live in ruts. Last evening I was listening as someone was sharing on social media the truth about how our past influences and way of thinking are so ingrained in us. It affects our thoughts and our behavior deeper that what we will ever know….unless we seek to know. I loved what she said, “If you want to clean up your act, you need to clean up your actions!” Wow! Simple yet profound isn’t it? What actions, what thoughts, what behavior am I doing that I assume is good and normal that is not good and it needs cleaned up? Now is the time to look to the Lord to help us to examine our hearts and if need be we should clean up our act that we can live and walk more effectively for Him as we purpose to do His will.
Let us look now at how He lovingly steers us away from worn, hard paths . Those worn, hard paths could be habits and patterns in our lives that have ultimately gotten us in trouble. Those worn paths are those that have developed because of doing the same thing over and over again. God is calling us to allow Him to step in and guide us on the paths of His desire for us. Paths that echo His wonderful Name!
Maybe you have walked the path of a habitual worrier. Maybe your worn, hard path has been one of constantly walking in fear and anxiety over your future. Regardless of what it is we can make the choice to walk on the path that is guided by His hand. His path is full of freedom, humility, love, strength, grace, and peace. Remember…on this path His goodness and mercy is following you everyday!
His hand deals only in truth and right things. His path does not make provision for us to walk in our own ability but rather to draw upon His. Let us look to His way, His paths, and we can live a life that is blessed because when we walk hand in hand with Him, that path echoes His Name! God bless you!