Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On the Right Path
Stay on Track
Ps. 16:11 “You will show me the path of life.”
I have learned over the past 50+ years that staying on track and staying on the path of righteousness takes self-control and discipline. The Holy Spirit plants self-control within us and it is growing inside of us as a fruit of the Spirit. Gal. 5:22 , “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control against such there is no law.”
Self- control and self -discipline are developed as you are obedient to the "Still Small Voice of the Lord" on a daily basis become obedient to the boundaries that He sets for you. The little acts of obedience count! Obedience to the little things is how we learn to be led by God's Holy Spirit. What He says no to, we are to say no too ! He will guide us and give us His counsel as we seek Him.
"I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me." Ps. 16:7-8
You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures For with You is the fountain of life. Ps. 36:9
We drink from the fountain when we are in the presence of God, and this fountain will sustain you in seasons of trouble and drought. You see now why you must stay close to Him as you are traveling along the Path of Life; it is not an easy road! It is not a scenic road! It is narrow and can be very steep and dangerous, so we must not go too close to the edge. That is why we need hind’s feet for the climb. We need to be living in truth, speaking truth, walking in the way of truth to be safe.
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Mathew 7:14
Since the way is narrow we must look to God’s Word and gain wisdom on how to set boundaries in our life and safe guards to keep us on the path. We need to listen because sometimes we need guidance, but other times we need warnings, and correction. We actually gain wisdom from mistakes so we will not repeat them. I know where I can’t go and I have learned where my boundaries are for safety.
Here are some more scriptures to help you on your journey.
Prov. 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life. But he who refuses correction goes astray.
Prov. 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.
Prov. 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life.