Lenten Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 3-5-20

Psalm 32: 8-9
8–9 
I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!”

Pause in his presence

Lenten Reflection: Responsiveness to God’s guidance is essential if we are going to enjoy all God has in store for us. He wants to take us where we would not go on our own.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
    and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
    for those who love him.” (1 Cor. 2:9)

Our stubbornness can get in the way of the gentle guidance God desires to exercise over our wills. He has perfect vision and knows who he created us to be. If we resist the guidance of God, we find ourselves facing times of testing and trials. Not because God does not want to share his goodness and fellowship with us, but because we are resistant to the direction he desires to guide our lives. It is painful to pull away from God’s love and care.

Prayer: Lord, I want to be responsive to your voice; to be guided into your will for my life. So, please help me grow. I am pressing in to learn from you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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