Trust and Obey
God loves the whole world, but shows love to those who love and obey Him. He lavishly loves everyone, but demonstrates His loving mercy to the obedient.
The following is from Beth Moore’s book – “Breaking Free”
Imagine you’re in heaven and standing by God as He lovingly shows you His plan for your life. It begins the day you were born. Once you received Jesus as your Savior every day after is outlined in red. You see footprints walking through each day of your life. On many days, there are two sets.
You ask, “Father, are those my footprints every day and is the 2nd set when You joined me?”
He answered, “No. The consistent footprints are Mine. The 2nd set is when you joined Me.”
“Where were You going, Father?”
“To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you would follow.”
“But, Father, where are my footprints all those times?”
“Sometimes you went to look at old resentments and habits. Sometimes you chose your own path. Other times your footprints appear on another person’s calendar because you like their plan better. Sometimes you simply stopped because you would not let go of something you could not take with you.”
“But, Father, we ended up ok even if I didn’t walk with You every day, didn’t we?”
He holds you close and smiles, “Yes, child, we ended up ok. But, you see, just OK was never what I had in mind for you.”
Father, help me walk with you daily – all the way.
Remember all of Joshua 1:8 “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success.”