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 25 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 seven with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of holiness.
Walk a Path of Holiness
“And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.”
Isaiah 35:8 (NIV)
Have you ever been turned away from a place or event because of a restriction on who could enter or attend? How did it make you feel? Have you ever been invited into a place or event that is normally restricted? How does that feel? What do you think about restaurants or places that have strict dress codes to enter? Have you ever not gone somewhere because you didn’t want to conform to the expected standard?
God talks about a place of gladness and joy for those are redeemed. A place where those ransomed by the Lord will walk in holiness. It is a highway for all who would choose to walk a path of holiness in Christ. As you pray, ask God to help you pursue a life of holiness that can only be found in Jesus. Pray that you would daily put aside the garments that are stained by sin. Pray for the wisdom to do away with all foolish thoughts and actions. Pray that you would not falter in your walk as you allow God’s holiness to cover you. Pray that the people around you would follow your example in walking a path of holiness.