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 19 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 thirteen with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of life.
Walk a Path of Life
“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Psalm 16:11 (NIV)
How would you describe the quality of your life? What does your answer depend on? Do you like the way that your life seems to be headed? Why? Does the idea of a path of life seem elusive to you? Is your life filled with the joy and contentment that you think it ought to have? What things usually make you feel joyful? What brings a sense of contentment into your life? Do you think your life would feel more complete if you had greater levels of joy and contentment?
David writes that God has made known to him the path of life. Following this path of life would fill him with joy in God’s presence and eternal pleasures. As you pray, ask God to make known to you the path of life that is found in Christ. Pray that you would be filled with the courage to walk this path of life. Pray for the wisdom to seek the eternal pleasures that God offers rather than the temporary pleasures of the world. Pray that the joy you experience as you walk the path of life would spread into the lives of the people around you. Pray that your walk would lead to life.