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STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Our feet contain 26 bones and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most of us will walk 65,000 miles and take 125 million steps in our lifetime. That’s enough “footwork” to make anyone tired before considering to begin such a journey.

Everyone’s journey is different. All of us have different paths. When we awaken in the morning, we have no guarantee of what might happen or where we will be when night falls.

The writer of the first Psalm declared, “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand with sinners or join in with scoffers.” Clearly he urges us to avoid friendships or to even associate with those who do not honor God. Why? Because they may influence us to abandon the plans He has for us. Friends who do not encourage us in our walk with God may bring about an indifference to the plan and purpose He has for our lives. Often the ones we associate with have an enormous influence on our attitudes. And we must always be aware of the fact that our attitudes shape our behavior and can be manipulated by others.

The author also describes the benefit of those who walk a godly path: the Lord will watch over them. What a comforting thought for the believer to realize that every one of those steps in each of the many miles will have “the Lord watching over them.” When we walk with Him, we have the promise of His presence and His power to protect us and provide for our every need.

Prayer: Help us, Father, to know and obey Your Word so that we may count on Your strength for our journey. Keep our feet on Your path as we follow in Your steps! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Psalm 1 Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand with sinners or join in with scoffers. 

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