You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. Psalm 16:11 (NLT).
In those times when direction seems unclear or non-existent, wisdom dictates that we turn to Jesus. But, if you are like me, that is not always the first response. I may instead, walk blindly [a realization that sets in after bumping into the walls called dead-end]. It seemed just like yesterday that I was going strong….
Henry Blackaby recommends, “Whenever it seems that God is not doing anything fresh in your life, focus on the love relationship [with Him] and stay there until God gives you a new assignment.” This is another way of saying, “You will show me the way of life.” Which is usually the action we take either at the beginning or end of the fog of feeling lost, and lacking direction.
Remember, we are still in the beginning of 2020, and the temptation may be to say, “Great, we haven’t even left January and I’m already floundering!” Don’t you believe it. We serve a God of many chances, and as soon as we recognize that we need to turn to Him, His embrace of love, forgiveness, and direction are available. “Greater is He that is in you.” Don’t allow yourself to believe anything other than what God says about you. For instance, “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10.
Dear Jesus, thank you for showing us [Your new creations] the way of life, [Your new assignments, or refreshing our perspective], which brings us the joy of your presence, where we find fulfillment in living with You now and forever. And thank You for planning good things for us to do. Amen.