When I read Psalm 23 yesterday, the second part of verse three stood out to me:
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for His name's sake.
Then I moved on to Proverbs 23 and was struck by a mention of paths in verse nineteen:
Listen my son, and be wise,
and keep your heart on the right path.
Comfort and security are found when one knows he is on the right path. There is no second guessing, floundering, fear, or anxiety. How much more so when the child of God be confident He is shepherding him along paths of righteousness. I certainly rest easy when my heart is on the right path. Makes me think of the Proverbs 31 woman, who can laugh at the days to come because she is so settled into living and doing business on the right path.
I was glad for the food for thought to start my day. How remarkable later in the day then to hear my son talk about building a PATH out of cushions across the kitchen floor! Yes, he used the word 'path.' I couldn't believe my ears. Talk about being interrupted by grace! My mind quickly called up, He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Such a sweet reminder of God's ever-guiding presence in our lives. I was delighted to share with the kids that I had been thinking about paths earlier in the day! (Though I'm not sure they appreciated the moment as much as I did. hahaha) Grace interruptions help us keep our hearts on the right path, don't they?
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Have you been on the look out for God at work this month? Have you been amazed at God's kindness especially when you're not on the look out for Him? I am praying for you, reader. Lord, open our eyes to see, our ears to hear, and our hearts to believe - for Your name's sake. Amen.