A week ago, I had purpose to write devotionals for my blog site. I thought it would give some value to this blog site. Sounds good. Have you ever written one? This devotional will be my first. Before, I would pick a topic and let the topic determine what Scripture to use. A devotional is the exact opposite; plus they typically offer a short prayer at the end.
This morning, I ask the Holy Spirit, “What Scripture should I use?” When Proverbs 16:9 came to mind, I thought it to be poetic timing:
9 The mind of man plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
For me, this familiar proverbs brought a sense of peace. Yes, it is good to plan out my writings; at the same time, I have to trust my Father to guide my steps. Does this mean that I won’t make mistakes? You can bet on it! This blog site is riddled with articles that I thought to be good idea and it seemingly went nowhere.
At the same time, I’ve written blog posts that had surprising results. For me, it was surprising; however, it is no surprise to Jesus. I am thankful that God, the Father is patient and the Holy Spirit continues to help guide me, in the way to go.
What about wrong turns and going a mile in the wrong direction? Don’t worry. God is able to help in correcting your steps. I would encourage you to sit down and seek God’s counsel. Talk with Jesus about your plans and give it to Him.
Don’t panic, if you went the wrong way. Remember, God is love and the Father cares about you. The Father is more than happy to help you; if you ask God. That is the very definition of repentance. Talk with God, the Father. Be open to any corrections that the Holy Spirit may give.
Thank you for guiding my steps, Father. Thank you for showing me, the path and helping me, to stay on course. Jesus, I could never walk on this road, without you. I am glad that you are always with me. Holy Spirit, please help me in hearing the still quiet voice of my Father. Thank you for being a true friend and companion.