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He Will be My Guide


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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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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Faith is an Action Word


Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can’t save anyone.
(James 2:14)

Why does God delay in answering our prayers? Why is help sometimes so slow in coming?

Mary and Martha, must have asked the same questions when their brother became seriously ill and Jesus did not hurry to their side. By the time Jesus finally arrived, Lazarus had died and been buried for four days.

Martha ran out to the road to meet Him. “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died,” she blurted. Martha believed that, had Jesus been present, He could have healed Lazarus.

But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask,” Martha continued. She believed that Jesus had a peculiar intimacy with God and his prayers would make a difference. But she saw no way Jesus could help Lazarus now. The best she could hope for was that her brother would rise again in the final resurrection.

Martha believed all the right things about Jesus, even to the point of proclaiming Him to be the Messiah who was to come into the world. Still, she failed to make it practical. When Jesus told her to roll away the stone, she protested, “But Lord, by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been dead four days.”

Are you, like Martha, standing face to face with an insurmountable problem? Yes, you believe all the right things about Jesus, but are you willing to trust Him completely? Even now – with this present problem?

To believe is more than clinging to the right dogma. It involves action. “Faith without action can’t save anyone,” James tells us. When Martha surrendered her doubts and obeyed Jesus’ command to remove the stone from the tomb, making herself vulnerable, things began to happen. Now Jesus could work the miracle of her brother’s resurrection.

Lazarus came out of the tomb!

Why does God sometimes delay? He wants to lead us beyond a program of beliefs to a personal, intimate relationship with Him. He wants to show us another facet of his power. He gives us an opportunity to trust Him even when we cannot see.

Prayer: Dear God, increase my faith. I surrender my doubts and fears and preconceived ideas. I invite you to come into this situation and work it out for Your glory and my good.

by Helen Grace Lescheid
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