Determine My Steps

A little later night than usual yesterday, Father, and I am feeling it this morning. But, truly, there is no other place I would rather be than right here, right now. Bless me this day, Father. May Your Holy Spirit guide and direct my every thought and action – my life is in Your hands. Amen, so be it.

Proverbs 3:5-6,

            Trust in the lord with all your heart,
            Do not depend on your own understanding.
            Seek his will in all you do,
            And he will show you which path to take.

Lord, as I sit here thinking of and praying for loved ones, these verses are very applicable. Another verse that comes to mind is from Proverbs 16:9, “We can make our plans but the Lord determines our steps.”

Somewhere in the attic is my old NIV Student Study Bible and I am pretty sure that in it, written on an old Post it note, is Proverbs 16:9. I remember having it posted at my desk my freshman year at Mt Vernon Nazarene College. It was important to me then… and is important to me now.

As a follower of You, Lord, this continues to be my heart’s desire. I am grateful that You have fleshed it out in my life. I have made my plans – often seeking Your direction but often also going solely on what I thought best. You know my heart, You know what is best. I am by no means perfect but I truly want to do Your will in my life and regardless of my poor choices, or my bad attitudes and actions, You have determined my steps using the good, the bad and the ugly to make me who I am today.

I may be a little worn and weary. I may have lots of dings, dents and scratches, there may be quite a few miles on this body…and soul… of mine, but You’ve been with me through it all. All I have experienced has made me more able to understand and relate to those with whom I interact with every day – at work, at home and at church. Lord, as I continue to make my plans, please continue to determine my steps. Use me as You will.

Apr 22, Fri, 5:18 am