Jeremiah 1:7 from Sunday’s sermon put on walking shoes and joined me on the path for the day’s walk; the scripture message stretching with each step, traveling across interior thoughts, connecting to memories of grace, forming the meaning posted here.
Paths can be clear or barely there but unroll continuously across life. Some display beauty on both sides though the direction is uncertain and the journey ahead is obscured.
“Because everywhere I send you, you shall go…” ~ Jeremiah 1:7.
Life’s paths have unending twists, many rise too steep to climb, or descend and bend around corners unseen.
“Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight” ~ Psalm 119:35.
There are those paths that are unforgivingly hard, constricted by unbending rails of demand, winding through weed strewn ravines, leading to the darkness of fear.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” ~ Psalm 105:105
Others present split crossroads demanding choice,
and uneven surfaces that rise up sharply. Feet stumble, hands bruise, faith teeters in the fall.
“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;” Psalm 25:4
Then there are the paths clearly seen from the high places far into the distance, traversing through lush and abundant resources.
“He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” ~ Psalm 23:3
It is God who sends us forth on an earthly journey; marked as His people, provisioned for every circumstance; His word given as guide posts along the way, His commands a compass for the crossroads, and His light the assurance for treacherous and dark passages.
Recording with the Gratitude Community for this journey with God:
Blessings # 544 - 547
God’s plan for the journey ~ Jeremiah 1:7
God’s word that “[lights} our path” ~ Psalm 105:105
God’s “[direction] in the path of His commands” ~ Psalm 119:35
God’s leadership in “paths of righteousness” ~ Psalm 23:3