“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 travelled 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
Used by Permission
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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