Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Day five of our Alaska Adventure we took a ride on the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward and after a day of sightseeing in Seward back to Anchorage. It was a beautiful day as we followed the tracks through the Alaska wilderness.
We need to let the Lord direct our paths and shew us the way in our life. When we are following those "paths" that it talks about and seeking the Lord to guide us, we tend to be more joyful Christians. On the other hand, relying on the Lord to "teach" us His paths is what I think we all have trouble with though.
It is like following train tracks. The Conductor knows what's up ahead but we may not and as humans that great unknown scares us. At least it scares me. Of course if we get off and start taking making our own path, we get derailed and lose our way and focus in our Christian lives. We need to rely on the Lord daily in order to be where we need to be.
Remember the story about The Little Engine That Could? When trying to go uphill, he kept saying, "I think I can!", "I think I can!". That's all well and good but as Christians, we should say, "I know God can!", "I know God can!". Through our faith we can use God's strength as we go through the tracks of life.
Dear Lord, we thank You that with you we can make it. Help us to trust You as You lead us down the tracks of life. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.