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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Middle.

“Middle of the road”.

These were the first thoughts which came to mind upon seeing the prompt.

Middle of the road – the place where one can go either way. It the place a decision or choice must be rendered. And it can also be a place of indecision.

Often either direction can look correct, or even be correct. The question becomes – which will be more beneficial? Which way will be God’s will, His best?

“This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.”
(Jeremiah 6:16, NLT)

In the middle is where we need to stop in order to look around. When we find ourselves in that position of needing to make a choice, we need to ask for wisdom and listen to God’s instruction.

Today we are being offered many paths yet here we are told that the ancient path, the old and godly way, is the best way. This is the pathway that will lead to “all things working together for good” (Romans 8:28) for it is where we go the path according to God’s purposes and will.

In the middle –
where we choose the old and godly way, and
find rest for our souls.