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Thought and Prayer for Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday, July 06, 2020

July 6, 2020 THE RIGHT PATH

We rely on electronic maps to get us where we want to go quickly and safely. Most of the time, we are directed correctly but occasionally we get off the right path. Taking a wrong turn can make us late to where we need to go. It can lead to frustration and confusion. We don’t like taking the wrong road when we are driving. It is the same when trying to reach a goal in life. We don’t like the distractions, the wrong turns and the annoyances of going the wrong way. We want to take the right and straight path.

So why do we choose to take the wrong path in our spiritual lives when we could experience eternal blessings? Our spiritual lives are what keeps us from having anxiety and fear. Our spiritual lives direct us in our thinking, our words, and our actions. What paths do disciples of Jesus follow? They follow the path in God’s word. God wants us to know the importance of following the right path in life that will help us to grow spiritually. That is why He gives us so much direction in His word.

SCRIPTURE:
Hosea 14:9 “Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.” (NLT)

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what path you are on spiritually.
2. List ways you have gotten off track.
3. Know God’s way is the only right path.
4. Get into His word and pray for Him to guide you today.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, thank You for Your wisdom and Your direction. There are so many choices for us to make in life. Help us, we pray, to follow Your path. You will give us a right and straight path to follow when we get into Your word, pray and live to obey You. We want to choose Your path today and every day, Lord. Help us with Your Holy Spirit to guide us so we can stay on Your perfect path. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
When we follow the path of God, He will give us strength.

Psalm 23:3 “He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” (NLT)

Following God’s path will protect us from the evil ways and desires of our enemies.

Psalm 5:8 “Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.” (NLT)

When we choose to follow God, He will mark out a straight path for us to take.

FOCUS:
Isaiah 26:7 “The path of the righteous is level; you clear a straight path for the righteous.” (CSB)
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