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Devotional for 3-11-2019

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SAFE PASSAGE

Well over a year ago, I underwent spinal surgery. Not long after that, it was necessary for more surgery on another section on my spine. God was very gracious to me, and both were successful. He blessed the skills of the surgeons as they corrected various problems that had developed over the years.

During a post-surgical consultation, one of them asked, “Larry, walk over to the door, turn around and then walk back toward me.” I followed his instructions and, after carefully watching every step, he asked me to repeat the process.

After a moment he asked, “Do you feel like you are off balance? And did you notice your feet seemed to oppose the directions you wanted them to travel?”

“Well, yes,” I replied, “but I thought those two conditions would correct themselves after some time.”

“Oh, no,” he said. “You’ll need some extensive physical therapy to correct those problems.”

Physical therapy is important to correct physical problems. But only spiritual therapy can solve spiritual problems. Solomon said that if we apply God’s wisdom to our lives, our steps will be secure at all times. Our steps will not be “hampered” – or restricted – by the obstacles of life. We will be able to take long, safe, secure strides if we follow His will. He also said that “when we run we will not stumble” and our feet will never become “ensnared by the traps” of this world.

Prayer: Lord, unite our heads, hearts, hands and feet so that we are completely surrendered in service to You in all that we do. Assure us that if we follow Your will, our paths will be safe, our journeys enjoyable, and our lives satisfying! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, you won’t be held back; when you run, you won’t stumble.

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