Transformational Tip (special guest contributor today and tomorrow)
Today, my granddaughter and I went shopping for her “back-to-school” supplies. I was amazed at the number of items she was required to have from a list given to her at “back-to-school” night. It suggested that she couldn’t effectively function without them. When we arrived at Walmart I was even more amazed at the variety of items there were to choose from. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of pencils alone, not to mention pens, markers, colored markers, and on and on—–and on! I thought back to my own school days. On the first day back to school, we were given one #2 pencil (ball point pens weren’t invented yet) and a thick, 6×8” yellow tablet with blue lines on each page. The first day of each month we were given new ones. If we ran out before the month’s end, we borrowed a sheet from a classmate. The interesting thing about the tablet was that on the cardboard cover there was a detailed map of the state of Pennsylvania. I saw that map every school day from 1stto 8th grade, and though I have ventured far and long from my home state, I can still remember most of its 67 counties, county seats, cities, rivers etc.
I am reminded of another map, given to me by my Heavenly Father. This map has guided me through the paths of life; from the lush green valleys, to the high rugged mountaintops of fear, beside the deep quiet still waters, to the rippling streams abounding with joy, to ocean depths of sorrow, and through rolling hills of despair. This map has never failed me. It has sufficiently guided me through every circumstance of life, and will continue to guide me to my journey’s end. It has kept every promise it has made. How could it not? Its Author is Divine, the sovereign Creator of all that exists!
Today, when you feel a lost or uncertain, reflect on God’s promises and direction.
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Thank You, Father, for not leaving me without your perfect roadmap to guide me through the disappointments of life in a world filled with instability. Thank you that whatever my circumstances in this life are, that you’ve given me that deep settled peace that surpasses all human understanding. Most of all Father, thank You for Jesus, Name above all names, King of kings, and Lord of lords, who made it all possible, and all God’s people said, -AMEN!
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations…” “O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day” v.97
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” V.105
Psalm 119: 88-89
“These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges.”
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”