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 15 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 seventeen with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a new path.
Walk a New Path
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
Romans 6:4 (NIV)
Do you like new places, new adventures, new paths? What things excite you the most about the idea of going somewhere new? What do you find most frightening about new things? What does it take for you to leave a familiar path for something new? Do you tend to cling to comfortable ways even when you know the familiar path is headed in the wrong direction? When a path before you is closed, how do you decide on a new path to follow? Why is it important to die to the old path before you can walk the new path?
I am often amazed at the things I find when I put the old ways behind me and venture on a new path. Paul writes that when we are baptized into Christ we die to our old way of life so that we can be raised to walk a new path. As you pray, ask God to help you let go of all that you have died to. Pray that you would walk a path that brings glory to God in all that you do. Pray that the new path you walk would always be grounded in the eternal Word of God. Pray that the people around you would seek a new path because of your example in walking it with God.