A Lamp to Your Path

The last few weeks, we’ve been considering the paths and and choices we make.  Wisdom guards our path and keeps us walking in the right direction (Wisdom for Your Path from Proverbs).  Honoring God in the “small” daily decisions prepares our hearts for making bigger decisions in life (Which way to go?).  And when we are in the maze of life, we can ask some smart questions to guide our bigger decisions (Navigating Life’s Maze).

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Navigating life’s maze

In Elgin, Iowa, local farmers create an amazing corn maze each fall.  The photo below shows the dairy theme they designed the year we visited there.  Some ways were dead-ends or led us in a circle.  And some areas had more than one way through.  The corn was tall, and once we were in the maze we couldn’t see the beginning or the end.  After experiencing our share of dead-ends and circling back, it was rewarding to make our way out! IMG_20140927_161346029

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Which way to go?

I’m sharing a picture of the most confusing sign I think I’ve ever seen!  It directs local traffic from a freeway off-ramp into roundabouts on both the east and west sides of the freeway.  This sign reminds me of the confusion we often feel about decisions in life.  “Which of these four jobs should I pursue?  Or none of them?”  “Should I marry this person?”  “Be involved in this ministry?”  “Move?”  “Or something else that I don’t know of and haven’t thought of yet?!”IMG_20170819_182245858

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Wisdom for Your Path from Proverbs

What is the path ahead of you like?  Maybe it seems difficult or like the destination is unknown.  Or maybe it feels familiar and well worn, like you are trudging along the same old lane.  While none of us is in control of the things that lie across the path ahead of us, trusting in God and living wisely will guide our steps and determine our destination.

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