The Path to the Barn


Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:4-5 NLT

When I was a teenager I had the chore of milking our cow every morning at 4:45 A.M. At that hour, it was always pitch black out and so I needed to walk across the road to the barn with a flashlight to show me the way. I couldn’t see much but I knew that if I just kept my feet on the path then step by step I eventually would make it across. In that same way God has a very special path planned for our life. He doesn’t expect us to wait to see it all clearly before we start walking. Instead he wants us to trust Him to shine the flashlight on the place where we have to take our next step. That is what it means to put God first in everything. We must remind ourselves that He knows what is ahead on the path that seems dark to us. We just need to follow Him and no matter what happens He will lead us the right way, keep us safe even on the pitch black path and keep us safe all the way to the barn!

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