Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways . Over the next 28 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day four with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of freedom.
Walk a Path of Freedom
“I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.”
Psalm 119:32, 45 (NIV)
Do you usually think of laws as giving freedom or restricting freedom . . . Or some of each? Why? How do you feel when you find yourself in a situation that you are unsure about what is allowed? How much freedom do you desire in the way you live? How much freedom do you tend to allow others to have in the way they live? How would your life change if you were to daily view God’s commands as “safety rails”, giving you freedom and protection to live life at full speed within them?
David says that he can walk about in freedom, even run in the path of God’s commands, because he seeks out God’s laws. As you pray, ask God to help you see His love through the commands He has given. Pray that you would learn to love the laws of God as you understand more fully their purpose in protecting you and giving you freedom. Pray that you would help others to walk that same path of freedom without binding them with rules of your own making. Pray for wisdom to not use your freedom as an excuse to sin or as a stumbling block to others.