Saturday, January 27, 2024

Obeying Road Signs!

 Deuteronomy 10:12-13 (MSG)

So now Israel, what do you think God expects from you? Just this: Live in his presence in holy reverence, follow the road he sets out for you, love him, serve God, your God, with everything you have in you, obey the commandments and regulations of God that I’m commanding you today—live a good life.

Following the road God has before us requires our attention during the journey and/or road of life. It is easy to get off on the wrong exits when we don't follow specific directions or instructions. The great thing about following God is that He has already created the map for your journey and knows all the road signs that He has placed along the way. The specific yield signs, turns and stops are all strategically placed for guidance along the way. However, we must stay alert while driving life's way.

Many times, when traveling on a familiar road we tend not to pay attention to the road signs because we have been down that particular road before. We casually glance at the signs as we confidently go our way assuring ourselves, we know where we are going. How many times do we tell others, “Oh I’ve been there so many times I could get there with my eyes closed. But how many times have you been on a familiar road, but your exit was different because you were going to another place that day and you almost missed your exit because you were so used to going to that familiar place.

Sometimes we can miss vital Divine directions in our lives because of routine familiarity. We begin to assume we know exacting what God is going to tell us to do, so much so that we stop asking Him for direction because we think we already know the answer and the way. We reason within ourselves from our own life's experiences that we know what is ahead. But God said in His Word that He would give us daily bread. The bread may look the same as yesterday's bread, it may feel the same, it may even taste the same but if it was prepared for today than it is today’s bread not yesterday's bread.
Sometimes we can also lose value and direction in relationships with others because we assume we know that person so well just because we have been around them for years. You can lose the initial respect and purpose God brought you together with that person for. Even though that person may have changed in many ways you still see them as your little girl or boy, or our high school sweetheart, or that’s just my parents etc.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

Hearing from God daily is so vitally important to life success. Today is a new day, a day we have never seen before. Everything in your day may look exactly like it looked yesterday but today is not yesterday it is today. Don’t assume you know today just because you made it through yesterday. Take time to find out what God has for you today because even though it may look like yesterday in all actuality you have never seen today before. So, trust God to guide you every day in every way, fully trusting and depending on Him to lead the way.

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