Day 15 | Stay The Path
When I was growing up there were large grass paddocks between our home and the street we eventually walked down to school. There was no formal pathway created but because so many people had walked that way for so long, a pathway was obvious through the grass.
Over the years, I have noticed well trodden pathways created by people who walk the same way consistently. Just yesterday, I noticed a concrete pathway winding down to a building facility, but a path had been well trodden through the garden. Obviously people were not content with walking the path and wanted to take a short cut.
There is greater confidence to follow a familiar trail through unfamiliar territory. I have been lost in the mountains before, and it is very comforting to stumble upon a trail that has been walked by many who have gone before me.
The bible is like a mountain trail. It can be very intimidating trying to navigate a spiritual landscape that is very new to you. Often, there can be people around us trying to get us to take a different direction. It's easy to get lost (spiritually) in this world. It seems everyone has the better way to travel.
God gave us His instructions and revealed who He is in the pages of the bible. Think of the bible as a map for your spiritual journey. A heavenly navigation system that wil get you through the peaks and valleys of life.
Reading the bible regularly and thinking (meditating) about what it means and how to apply it will help you stay the path.
TIME TO THINK:
Have you ever been lost in the bush or with directions?
What are some well trodden spiritual pathways of other Christians you know?
Father, thank you for showing me the right way to live. Thank you for the countless other Christians that have followed You before I have. Help me to see more clearly the path You have for me and help me stay the path. Amen.
Joshua 1:8 NLT
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Ephesians 4:22 NIRV
“You were taught not to live the way you used to. You must get rid of your old way of life. That's because it is polluted by longing for things that lead you down the wrong path.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG
“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!”