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Make His Footsteps into a Way

February 19, 2018

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Make His Footsteps into a Way

A fun childhood activity is  to follow Daddy’s footsteps  through the fresh snow.     A child needs  to practically jump  from one footstep  to the next.     And,  of course,  Daddy shortens his steps  so the kids can follow  without falling down too much.

God,  our heavenly Father,  helps us  to follow  in His footsteps  in the same way.     In His word,  God shows us  the steps  of lovingkindness  and truth.     He shows us  the steps  of the wondrous beauties  of righteousness  and peace.     He shows us  the depths  of His love  for us  in His gift  of salvation  through faith  in Jesus Christ.

Each of these  is a joyous step  in our lives  (every day  of our lives),  in which we can follow  in the ways  of our Lord  and be happy  in His greatness  and tender love  for us  in Christ.     God works all these steps  in our lives  as we live  in His word  —  as we study  His word  —  as we spend time  in prayer  over His word  and how it should be applied  in our personal life  —  as we imitate our heavenly Father  according to His word.

The psalmist dwells  on this kind  of  fellowship  with our Lord  in Psalm 85:9-13.

Surely His salvation is near  to those  who fear Him,   
That glory may dwell  in our land.   
Lovingkindness and truth  have met together;   
Righteousness and peace  have kissed each other.   
Truth springs  from the earth;   
And righteousness looks down  from heaven.   
Indeed,  the LORD will give  what is good;   
And our land will yield  its produce.   
Righteousness will go  before Him,   
And will make His footsteps  into a way.

Each truth God shows  in His word  is a truth  about His righteousness  and salvation  in Jesus Christ.     As we follow our Lord  by faith  in those given truths,  they will become a way  (a path)  for us  to make it  through this world  of trials,  temptations,  fears,  and deceptions  of all sorts.

On this path  of following  in our Lord’s footsteps,  we will have the joy  of fellowship  and love  with our Creator and Redeemer  on the road  to our heavenly home.      It is only  as we follow  in our Lord’s footsteps  that we can happily say,   “Hallelujah!     Abba!     Father!     Your steps  are filled  with joy  and love!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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