“Which Way Lord?”


by Dona Hake

I can remember as a little girl the first time I saw “The Wizard of Oz.”  My imagination  put me in Dorothy’s slippers and anticipated the direction of the  Yellow Brick Road .  Yet at  the cornfield where Dorothy met the Scarecrow, there was a fork in the Yellow Brick Road. They decided which of the three branches to take, and eventually found themselves at the Emerald City.  If you know the story you well know that there was much trouble and confusion along the way, but in the end there were lessons learned.

I am so thankful that God’s direction in our lives need not be vague but rather clear and decisive.  When we come to “forks” in the road, we need to simply be ever conscious that He desires to point us in the exact direction that we are to go.  He does not want to see any time wasted in our lives so He promises to stay with us, leading and guiding us to our destinations.

Isaiah 30:21 (Douay-Rheims American translation)

“And thy ears shall hear the word of one admonishing thee behind thy back:

This is the way, walk ye in it: and go not aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left.”

I was drawn to this translations over all the others simply because it used the word *admonishing*.  He understands how our human nature can many times make decisions based on the “easy way” rather than His way.  Today I encourage you to listen for that quiet voice that desires to be your Compass in life!  God bless you.

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