Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Wilderness Road

This morning as I conversed with God about many of life's details He reminded me of a verse in Isaiah chapter 43:19: "Behold I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert."
Once again, He is reminding me that I'm on a Roadway, His Roadway. My job is to focus on praising His name today, loving Him today, and seeing that today He is doing a new and amazing work in me and around me, and through me! He is a God of such wonder and grace, that even in the wilderness, when I am able to focus on trusting Him there is newness and healing in my life and the lives of others. He is the Living Water, the breath that I breathe, the Light that lights the Path in the wilderness, the Roadway on which I walk!
Living in the world I live in, the busy stuff, the onslaught of one trial after another, the demands of home and work, the needs to balance life, can be a challenge to merrily skip along on the Roadway praising God's name and living in trust! The Enemy is a pro at throwing distractions my way, and if I look any other direction, I can be  gone. Gone, as in doubting, fearing about the future, lonely, isolating, unable to trust those who care.  The Roadway that God has so lovingly laid out for me has become far more treacherous and I have built many detours along the way! I've added shades here and there so its' far more challenging to see His light , and I've thrown in some rocks on the road so I stumble along, I run ahead leaving my family and friends behind so I'm isolated and alone. Or, I get caught up in the past, thinking it defines who I am, forgetting that I am a Daughter of the King! I become unaware that something new is right there in the wilderness, I forget that I'm even on the Roadway, or that there's a River of life for me to drink from!
Thankfully, God calls to me when this happens. He sends caring people to help me. He whispers in my ear verses like "will you not be aware of it?" He loves me. He does not allow the enemy to snatch me off of the Roadway, for there is a hedge around me, and His love for me endures forever. He fights for me and walks on the Roadway with me, behind me, and scouts the map out ahead of me.
Life is an incredible journey, it is for me. God's Roadway brings many interesting adventures, something new all the time! Say That Again, loving Father, You will bring something new, and You will make a Roadway through the wilderness, and Rivers in the desert.

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