“From now on every road you travel will take you to God. Follow the Covenant signs; Read the charted directions.” Psalm 25:10
I’m on the road again—actually, I’m waiting for my plane to leave for Newark, New Jersey, where I’ll spend ten days with my daughter and her family and my youngest daughter in New York. An easy trip compared with my spiritual journey on the road to God, I’ve never been so lost I couldn’t find my way back to faithfulness. However, sometimes the paths have been narrow, and I’ve encountering roadblocks, dead ends, icy roads, and bumps.
Every morning I am reading a couple of chapters in the Bible. Today I read from Acts 21 and how Paul’s friends warned him not to go to Jerusalem, as he was sure to find trouble there. His response, “Why all this hysteria? Why do you insist on making a scene and making it even harder for me? You’re looking at this backward. The issue in Jerusalem is not what they do to me, whether arrest or murder, but what the Master Jesus does through my obedience. Can’t you see that?” (vs. 12-13)
If I thought I would be received in New Jersey as the enemy, I would be headed back to Arizona. But then I might miss something God intended for me to pursue, like where will he send me next?
Lord, give me a clear path and vision to see what lies ahead of me in the near future. Amen.