Every Step

A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps –Proverbs 16:9

Today I’m struck by the word "steps." It’s almost as if I’d never given it my heart’s attention. I know God has a plan for us. But he has a plan for every step we take? This leads be to believe God is not just in the big events of life, but every single step we take, the minute details. That is so reassuring, and that is such a different view than the one with which I approach each day.

Honestly, that is hard for me to grasp. God, Do you really have my whole life scripted? Do you have a specific plan for everywhere I go, and everything I do? Each step?

That is such a better view of God, a view where he is engaged with us and intimately involved in the world and in our lives. As I think about it now, I think I have been something of an unconscious deist. God is there, but I’m doing my "best" down here while he is sort of smiling down on me, not really engaged in the details. That view is not true of him, and it is an awful way to live.

The question is, will you follow God, as opposed to just going on your way into each day? That is the transition to a better life. To be asking him where he is headed and what he is doing throughout the day. So that while he is going on ahead of you, you are following.... not just in the critical junctures of life, but in every step."

"Will you let the Holy Spirit lead you in a practical way—day by day? Step by step?  Will you pause long enough to ask his opinion on things? And obey?"
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