Monday, December 28, 2009


I have always had a fascination with paths.  Why are they there?  Who determined that there was something to be found at a specific destination and carved out a path so others could find it?  Will I see the value of taking the time and making the effort to get to the end of the path?  

The thing is . . . God has carved out a path for every individual to make the journey of life.  As we engage and participate in an active relationship with God we are enabled to make the journey on the pathway with purpose and passion.  And . . . we will discover that God is detailed . . . little things that may appear random on the pathway . . . will reveal that there is more to come . . . there are no dead-ends only new beginnings.

The Proverbs writer wrote the key to being on our personal path: 
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not
on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).

Trust is a vital component of an interactive relationship with God.   

How is it possible to trust God on the pathway when life is overwhelming?    

 Pray.  Make prayer your first response.  Ask the Spirit of God to search your mind, emotions, behavior, and beliefs.  Be willing to see where fear is anchored in you.  Surrender the fear, asking the Spirit to empower you to trust God without reserve.  Give everything, including each problem and pressure to God . . . all of it.

Of course  it is easier to say that we must trust, than to actually practice trust; however, the more often we turn to God, the sooner trust will become a first response.  
 Too often, we are problem-focused. The Spirit of God will give us a new mind-set, creating a solution-oriented perspective. With Christ, there is always a solution . . . nothing is impossible with God . . . a shift is required within ourselves . . . to break the habit of leaning on our own understanding to lean into the wisdom of God.

 So . . .  
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Regardless of the challenges of the path . . . God always makes a way . . . always.

Learning with you to KICK START the day . . . on the path that God has made.
                                      Pastor Kerrie 

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