Starting Out — Charting Your Path

In the Word

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).

Of the Word

Many running apps help to chart a running path. Knowing where you are going and how far you are going make these apps helpful tools for runners.

In much the same way, King David praised God in the Psalms for leading him down the path of life. Like us, David was sinful. And like us, David didn’t always know where he was going or what turn to take. He definitely didn’t know how long the path would be.

In his sin, David strayed from God’s intended path of life many times. Unfortunately, we do the same. But God, more all-knowing than any app, already knows our destination and the path we should take in order to get there. Our loving Father doesn’t just chart the way for us and then leave us alone to find it by ourselves. As He did with King David, God takes us by the hand and walks with us on our path of life.

Walking with my Lord

Heavenly Father, in my sin, I stray from You. Take me by the hand and lead me in Your path of righteousness so I may follow You into life everlasting. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed: The Race of Faith. Author: Amanda Stacy, DCE. 8/28 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40196

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from ESV Bible® (The Holy Bible English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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