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He Will be My Guide

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For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” Psalm 48:14

Do not put your confidence in your ability to follow Christ, but instead in his ability to lead you. by Jack Deere.

While visiting my children in Senegal, West Africa, we were invited to attend a wedding. The wedding reception was held at the bride’s parent’s homestead. But how to get there was a problem.

We had traveled for about an hour on rutted roads crossing barren fields–hot in the African sun–and through small villages sending chickens and goats scurrying. At clusters of mud huts wide-eyed children waved. Geoff had stopped several times to ask directions, to no avail. No road signs, I thought. How will we ever find the way?

At the fork of a dusty road, Geoff slowed the four-wheel drive. “Which way?” he asked his wife Esther. “Your guess is as good as mine,” she laughed. “How about left at the baobab tree.”

We passed an old man walking barefoot beside the road. Geoff slowed and waited for the man to approach the window. A brisk conversation ensued. The man nodded his head, then entered the van. “He knows where the place is. He’ll show us the way,” Geoff said. Immediately we relaxed. With a good guide sitting beside the driver, in no time we arrived at our destination.

As we approach the uncharted territory of another year, with its challenges and opportunities, we will lose our way unless we have Jesus as our guide sitting up front showing us the way. This year is not new to Him. After all, “Every day of our lives is written in his book” (Psalm 139:16). He knows the way.

Do you have Jesus in your life? Are you following His directions? With Jesus in your “car” directing the way, you will get to your desired destination.

Lord Jesus, I want to follow you. Show me the way today and help me to listen. Amen.

by Helen Lescheid
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God  is waiting to show His love and kindness to you and to guide your life.  He wants to make something beautiful of your life.  And you can open your heart and life to Him today by praying this prayer with a sincere attitude.

Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be.

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Do Not be Afraid

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“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:8-10 (NIV)

Have you ever noticed God is always telling us to not be afraid? For instance, in the Bible, whenever an angel shows up with a message from God, the first thing the angel says is: “Do not be afraid.”

There are all kinds of reasons we might be afraid to receive a message from God: We’re afraid of change, afraid of losing control, afraid of sacrifice.

We’re afraid of living apart from the pretense that we must be good enough.

Yet, the good news of great joy is that you don’t have to be good enough because God is good enough on your behalf!

The Bible teaches us to fight fear with faith—faith that Jesus will cover all our sins and shortcomings.

Practical Nativity:

  •  Replace fear with faith. God’s perfect love drives out all fear (1 John4:18). As you abandon your fears, ask God to guide you toward great faith: “I believe, Lord; help my unbelief.”
  •  Chase God, not perfection. You will never reach perfection, but Jesus, through his death and resurrection, is your perfection. God doesn’t love you because you’re the best in your class or because you try really hard. God loves you because he loves you. Slow down, shake off your anxiety, and meditate on that.

by Jon Walker
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