Walking in the Jesus Way: A Lenten Journey — Day Two

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Psalm 25:1-10, The Living Bible

To you, O Lord, I pray.
Don’t fail me, Lord, for I am trusting you.
Don’t let my enemies succeed.
Don’t give them victory over me.

None of those who have faith in God will ever be disgraced for trusting him. But all who harm the innocent shall be defeated.

Show me the path where I should go, O Lord;
point out the right road for me to walk.

Lead me; teach me; for you are the God who gives me salvation.
I have no hope except in you.

Overlook my youthful sins, O Lord!
Look at me instead through eyes of mercy and forgiveness,
through eyes of everlasting love and kindness.

The Lord is good and glad to teach the proper path to all who go astray;
he will teach the ways that are right and best to those who humbly turn to him.
And when we obey him, every path he guides us on is fragrant with his loving-kindness and his truth.

 

It really is all about the path,
isn’t it?

Finding it,
choosing it,
following it
staying on it,
trusting it.
Thank you for showing
the way,
and inviting me
into it.
Thank you for being
the way,

and for leading
the way,
for providing
the way,
and paving
the way,
and loving me
in the way that you do.

 

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Comments

  1. I love this kind of tree photo. There is a hazelnut farm near my son in Eugene, OR. The trees seem to overarch. It’s so inviting.

    • This is an all-time favorite photo and an all-time favorite place on the planet — Princeville, Kauai. And it is very inviting. I like to think that the ‘right path’ is also inviting. Even if it is sometimes challenging, too!

  2. When the paths are before us, may we always choose the one God has chosen for us.
    Blessings, Diana!

    • Well, here’s an idea. Maybe God lets us choose and then walks with us, no matter which way we head? I find that idea preferable to the idea that there is only one way to go when we’re making decisions and trying to discern what’s next in life. God’s ‘perfect plan,’ at least it seem to me and how I read scripture, is for us to seek him as we make our choices, to ask for guidance, to use the minds and the gifts God has given us to make informed decisions and then to trust that God will walk with us whether we choose ‘door A’ or ‘door B.’ That has been my experience in this life, especially when faced with choosing one of two or three good options!

  3. Margie Bicknell says:

    Our pastor spoke of God’s unfailing willingness to work with us when we diverge from the path set before us. He called God the ultimate in jazz musicianship.
    We wiggle up one scale and slide back down onto the path, then shimmy on down the road less traveled. I so related to this wonderful picture of God moving with us, finding ways to move us back to the path that was set before us…..because God is always working God’s purpose out, with or without our help…..for God is God, and God doesn’t need us….God wants us! God wants us so much, Jesus was the God’s answer…..hallelujah!