God’s Path

As a photographer I enjoy getting out and going to parks and all kinds of different places.  I really enjoy just driving around and looking for interesting things and places to photograph.

A couple years ago I was privileged to take a trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  During out trip we stopped at an area to take pictures.  I noticed what looked like a place that a large vehicle had gone off the road.  I was wrong.  It was a place where the moose crossed the road.  They had walked possibly side by side and crossed the road.  It looked like a four wheel drive vehicle had just driven off the side of the road.  There was a definite path left behind these moose.

God has a path for you and I to follow.  He even gives us a road map to use called the Bible.  If we will read and obey the Bible then we can walk in the paths He has for us to follow.  Look at Psalm 23:3-4, “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  He will lead us in the paths of righteousness.  This would be the right path.

So, how are you doing?

A Command To Walk

We celebrated my Grandmother’s 90th birthday recently.  I took upon myself to set up the festivities.  The day of the party we arrived early to her apartment and began to set up in the community room.  By the time the party started I was exhausted and sweating profusely.

By the time we arrived back home I was so tired that I could hardly stand up, let alone walk.  Yet, I had to get out of the van and walk in the house.  Not only that; but, I had to help my wife; who was exhausted too and more so, unload the van.  I kept telling myself, “Left foot.  Right foot.”

Another of God’s commands to Jeremiah was to walk.  Look at Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”  The word “walk” means to walk or carry.  Some days it seems to be easy to walk with God.  Other days it seems nearly impossible to walk with God.

It does not matter how we “feel”.  We have been commanded to walk with God and to carry the message of the gospel to the world around us.  Our problem is that we allow things to cloud our thinking and perspective and then we get knocked off course and we sit down and quit walking and carrying.  We have to remember it is a command and not a suggestion.

So, how are you doing?


When I was a little boy the baseball diamond across the street from our house flooded.  Mom told me in no uncertain terms not to go over there and get in the muddy water.  Within five minutes or so I was surfing on an old piece of a 2X6 board.

I suddenly heard my mother’s voice calling my whole name.  At that moment  I did not love my mother’s appearing.  I knew it was going to be painful for me.  It was.  With each swat the water sprayed like an open fire hydrant.  I deserved it, no doubt.

During the moments from the time I heard my mother’s voice until she made contact with me was only a few brief moments I am sure.  Look at Habakkuk 2:1, “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.”  Nobody likes to be reproved; but, it is necessary.  If we are heading down the wrong road we need to be corrected.  I hope that you are traveling the right road.

So, how are you doing?