First thing this morning, reading in Jesus Calling, I was reminded from Psalm 32:8 how He constantly shows me the direction which I should go and watches over me. I just have to stay in communication with Him.
This was reinforced when I read the devotional from Joni and Friends in my inbox today. Below is a portion that spoke to me:
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it.'-- Isaiah 30:21
If you are intimate with the Lord, if your communication with him is close, he will tell you which way to go. But if your ears are dull to his voice, and your heart unyielding to his nudging, you won't have a clue as to which direction to take.
(Taken from More Precious Than Silver. Copyright © 1998 by Joni Eareckson Tada. Used by permission. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530)
The second lesson, also started for me this morning in Jesus Calling, was the reminder that God, as Creator of the universe, the most creative Being imaginable, will never leave His children running in circles, getting into ruts. He leads us along "fresh trails of adventure, revealing to us things we did not know."
My friend, David Atchison, then reinforced this thought for me in his weekly devotional for people in the workplace, "Higher Call". Titled "The Creativity of His Calling," David reminded us that God can use us in mighty ways, and in different scenarios, many times very different than what we could have planned for ourselves. His prayer at the end especially made me think about what I'd read in Jesus Calling:
Lord, Your Word tells me that all of my days have been ordained and written in Your book. What a thought! You have given such care and attention to the details of my life, more than I will ever realize. I am so grateful for Your creativity and Your thoughtfulness. It gives me confidence in the future You have mapped out for me, and it gives me such great anticipation of the possibilities that lie ahead. Thank You for Your presence and companionship in my journey.
I'm not in any real quandaries right now, or facing any huge decisions, but I do think about my future and wonder what's in store for my life in different areas. I'm so thankful that I serve a faithful, loving, creative God, who never leaves me and who is always whispering in my ear the way I should go. As long as I stay in close communication with Him and keep my eyes fixed on Him, I can know that He will bring about His best for me!