What guides your thoughts and actions? To whom do you look for wisdom? We can rely on friends and family, and those in our life group, for solid advice, but none have the wisdom that only God provides as we look to Him primarily for daily direction.
As I was reading the book of Exodus, I arrived at the passage that includes instructions to the Israelites to follow the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. That way they would know which way they were to travel.
As I focused on this passage, I was reminded of the Pillar we have today to guide us every single step.
Let this wonderful Psalm wash all over you as you remember you are the sheep of His pasture if you know Jesus as your Savior:
The LORD is my shepherd; I have what I need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD as long as I live. Whether clear seasons, or dark one where we cannot see our life path, we have a shepherd who loves us and guides us in love. As we grow in our knowledge of who God is, we come to trust Him more fully. Our desire to obey and follow Him faithfully grows.Psalm 23
I love connecting what I’m reading in the Old Testament with what I see in the New Testament. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus is our Pillar to guide us whether it’s through lighted paths or dark ones. He never leaves His children. Yet, we must look to Him and follow His leading.
As I was finishing up reading the Exodus passage and thinking about Psalm 23, in the very clear blue morning sky, this is what I saw…
…just one small cloud that stood out in the bright blue sky. Almost like God dropped it there just for me! A visual picture of what I was reading. He’s good like that, isn’t He? Read Psalm 23 again, take it in fully…who He is, and who He is in YOU!
If you don’t know Him personally, today is the perfect day to ask Him to be your Savior and Lord, your personal guide through all of life.