Devotional February 27, 2017
Leviticus 24 | Leviticus 25 | John 1 35-51 | Psalms 25
Hey everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quite busy. It was a good busy, but because of it, I did not get to do much of writing as well as my usual videotional that I put together every weekend. Honestly though, I am ok with it. In the past I would get down on myself for missing a day or breaking out of routine, but as I mentioned before, I am understanding that as a father – in the current season that I am in – there will small detours. These are not small detours, but think of parenthood like a rollercoaster. A rollercoaster provides you many different experiences – from the uphill climb, drop, twists and turns, circles, etc. A truly great rollercoaster will provide you these things, but at the end of it you will have truly enjoyed it and finished it. This is my explanation of parenthood.
This weekend was a twist for me, but like I said, it is OK. I woke up early this morning, dropped the kids off and went to Starbucks near work and caught up on my reading and some of my writing. Also, this weekend, I really got to experience something that I never thought I would again. I won’t go into too much detail because I will be writing about this soon, but it was a treat for me. I also had a blast serving in our worship services yesterday and just continuing to fulfill God’s plan for my life.
As I caught up on my bible reading today, I really found a connection with the writings of David in Psalms 25. Verses 4-6 caught my eye and said, “Show me the right path, O lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Remember, O lord, your compassion and unfailing love, which you have shown from long ages past.”
The more I read Psalms the more I see myself in David. The way that he puts all his emotions into his writing amazing. You can truly fell his heart in his writing. It is quite compelling and at least for me it draws me in. I try to do the same in my writings. I may not be the most factual, data driven individual, but one thing I am for sure is emotional and full of deep conviction. I write and speak my heart and for the most part it has served me well.
To get back to the verses, David says “Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.” I would love to know what season in life David was in when he wrote this. Was he still a Shepard boy or was he the up and coming king running away from Saul? Was he already the king or was he a self-proclaimed fighter ready to battle Goliath? I could imagine him saying this statement for these events, but I would love to know when and where he was in his life at the time that he wrote this statement.
In the current season of my life I can say the same statement. Could you? I think in some way we all could. Every day we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit because our flesh wants to lead us into its own path of least resistance. Our flesh wants to lead us into the comfortable path and the path that ultimately pleases us, but what does God want? What path does he want us to go through?
It took David over 10 years to become King from the time he was anointed by the prophet Samuel. It took Moses 40 years to lead the Israelites. It took Joseph over 10 years to become second in command in all Egypt. It took Jesus 30 years to begin his ministry.
Where I am going here? Each of us deal with many different season in our lives. What you think is an accident has purpose. What you think what was a setback is a set up. What you think was too soon or late is God’s perfect timing. Everything under heaven has a reason and a season and there is nothing that God is not fully aware of in our lives. We are not just a number is this world that is occupied by billions of people. We are sons and daughters of the almighty God. We have significance and importance in the eyes of God.
I urge you today to do all that you can to seek the will of God in your life. To let him show you his way not your way and once he does open your heart. He will guide you and teach you all that you need to know. He will put the right people in your life and put you in the perfect situation. He has not taken your life this far to forsake you or forget about you. You have purpose, true purpose in Him. Let today be a day of full surrender and let him lead your path.
Application: What areas in your life are you struggling to find or see God’s will? Have you fully given God your life and plans?