Deuteronomy 5:33, “You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you …”
2 Samuel 22:31, “This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”
A busy highway lies between the ranch house and the city. When one merges onto the interstate and into the flow of traffic it’s easy to allow other cars set the speed which is what I did during a recent hour-long drive. Sometimes I cruised below the limit and sometimes above while mindlessly maintaining pace with the car in front. When it slowed, I automatically slowed. When it sped up, I did too. When it changed lanes, I appropriately shuffled my position. When it exited I found another car to track. If I stayed close I figured I was also safe from those pesky police radar guns.
It’s easy to allow the world’s values, goals, and priorities to set life’s direction and limit. Sometimes we have the illusion that we are somehow smarter, safer, shrewder and more sensible when we cruise along with the world when it’s God who should determine the Christian’s course and boundary.
Will you exit the world’s way and mindfully enter God’s Heavenly Highway? Will you allow Him to provide life’s direction and set your pace? Will you follow His Way?
Setting God’s Cruise Control on His Perfect Road of Life, PJ
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