Have you ever wandered away from God?
It’s easy to do – there are so many distractions. It’s difficult to keep God at the top of our priorities when long lists of other things clamor for our attention.
So we wander.
I have wandered.
I used to wander away from God pretty regularly. I wouldn’t even it realize it until something bad happened and I would look up to God – surprised at how far I had drifted away from him.
I stopped wandering when my spiritual habits became the foundation of my life. Reading and studying God’s word daily has moved from a ‘if I have time’ thing to something that is not optional. Talking with God and listening to him as he helps me stay in line with him is not optional in my life. Worshipping and serving God with my spiritual family is also not optional. Tithing my time and treasures is not optional. Others things have to be taken out of my schedule if my time with God is not happening.
When my life became grounded on my spiritual habits, the wandering stopped. I am experiencing the blessings Isaiah told the people of Judah they would receive when they turned back to God –
God is gracious to me and always answers my call. He has walked closely beside me in all of the tough times I have gone through here in this broken world. He blesses me during these times – guiding me and teaching me.
Whatever is happening, I hear his voice in my head saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21.
The key was making God my first priority. That’s when everything changed. That’s when I became rooted in his grace and mercy. I became constantly aware of his perfect love for me. I also became totally confident that he will be my loving and faithful Father all the way to the end of my days.
Are you looking for direction? Peace? Purpose? Joy?
This is the way,
Walk in it.