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 20 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 twelve with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path that He makes level.
Walk a Level Path
“The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth. Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.”
Isaiah 26:7-8 (NIV)
Do you enjoy walking? Where is your favorite place to walk? Why? Why is walking a mountain trail typically more difficult than walking a city sidewalk? What would make the mountain trail easier to walk? Whether on a plateau or through mountainous terrain, a level path makes the journey less hazardous. When rocks, tree roots, and other obstacles are removed, perhaps even asphalt laid down, we can walk a level path with little fear of tripping and falling.
God says that Christ makes our way smooth and our path level when we pursue the way of righteousness. The righteousness we have in Christ removes the power of temptations that seek to make us stumble and fall. As you pray, ask God to help you see the stumbling blocks that exist in the path you walk. Pray that your pursuit of a righteous life would lead you on a path that is level. Pray that you would always follow a level path even when the way of life’s journey seems steep. Pray that the people around you would notice your confident walk and also seek to walk a level path.