SUNDAY December 31, 2017
New Year’s Eve
Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. - Psalm 25:4-5
A new year needs new direction. As we seek the Lord; He will guide the course of our lives: I [God]have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths (Proverbs 4:11). The Lord will show us His ways, and teach us how we are to conduct our lives: He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His ways (Proverbs 25:9). I [God] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you (Proverbs 32:8).
If we walk before the Lord in blamelessness, and continue to be upright before Him, He will bless the path of our lives:
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path (Proverbs 2:6-11).
God’s path is the way of righteousness. Everything we do and say should glorify God. It is a good practice to keep company with likeminded men and women; those who have faithfully walked with God a long time. They will mark a good path for you to follow. Proverbs 2:20 tells us: So you will walk in the way of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
Each and every day walk with God. Read His Word and pray. Then trust God to guide your life to where He wants you to be (Proverbs 3:5-6).
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
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