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 8 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 twenty-four with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path with Him as your shield.
Walk a Shielded Path
“He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”
Proverbs 8:19-21 (NIV)
Have you ever been in a situation where you feared for you safety? What things are you afraid of? If you could invent a shield that would completely protect you from one thing, what would it shield against? Do you ever feel powerless in your attempts to resist temptation? Why? How confident would you walk if you knew that nothing could knock you off your path with God? How many of the personal attacks against you would carry much weight if you were confident that you were blameless?
God says that we can walk a shielded path as He gives victory to those found blameless in Christ. As you pray, ask God to seek His wisdom and understanding in living a life that can be blameless in His eyes. Pray that you would have the courage to resist the devil as you carry the shield of faith. Pray that you would have confidence in the shielding that God provides as He promises that nothing can separate you from His love. Pray that the shielded path that you walk would help others see the protection that God provides to those who are His.