We looked out the family room window at our snow covered, moonlit yard and there they were – three deer. Beautiful and majestic. Their faces could be clearly seen as they looked the yard over for food. They nibbled at the bird seed which had been knocked to the ground, causing me to be thankful we had kept them filled. Having grown up in the Bronx, I have yet to tire of seeing wildlife in our yard. As the night continued, they disappeared into the woods only to reappear three more times. This morning, I went out on the deck to take in the view….
It was hard to believe that the three deer had left so many footprints and tracks. It looked like they had run all over the place when they actually had walked slowly, almost in a graceful trance. But there were tracks everywhere. No rhyme or reason. The markings seemed confused almost as if to say they had no idea where they were going.
I have gone back to look out at them several times since. I wonder how often my life looked similar to those footprints – confused, wandering, no rhyme or reason. How often had I walked myself in circles?
As I have looked out at the footprints, I have given thought to my past and future paths. Today I rest gratefully in these Scriptures and truths:
- He guides me. “He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” (Psalm 23:3, NLT)
- As I seek to be taught, He will respond. “Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path.” (Psalm 27:11, NLT)
- As I seek His will, He will show me. “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:6, NLT)
- He will not only show me, He will lead the way. “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.” (Isaiah 48:17, NLT)
I am so grateful for His Word which has assured me the paths I have gone have been the right paths.
And I am grateful for the assurance, He will continue to lead me along His paths.
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