January 28, 2022
Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Psalm 107:7, “He led them by a straight way, to a city where they could settle.”
From the above context we learn that in spite of Israel’s sin of unbelief and murmurings against Him, the Lord graciously chastened His people for a season, and later responded to their cries and restored them into sweet fellowship with Himself. Thus we discover our faithful God restoring His people, and leading them by a straight way until they reached a city in which to dwell for, the Lord is good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon His name – and His love endures forever. So Let us walk in His ways, trust His word and give Him thanks and praise for His steadfast love.
We have a wonderful God and throughout His word we see over and again His loving-kindness, tender-mercies, and patient-endurance ever flowing out to His children and guiding us along the right pathway. We do not deserve it, yet He is true to His word and has promised never to leave us and always to lead and guide us in the way we should go, even during times when we prove faithless, and disobey Him or try to work things out in our own strength, He remains true to His promises and remains faithful towards us. So in case you want to go somewhere, or achieve certain goals in life, you need to listen to His voice. Then God’s grace and mercy will be poured over you as a flood of refreshing streams, for the Lord longs to shower compassion, mercy, comfort, on you who is distressed and to bring you to victory in your lives. God will lead you in a miraculous manner. Prophet Isaiah told them that the Lord would show mercy to His people and continue to lead and guide them, if they would only listen, and if their ears would hear a word behind them, saying, this is the way, walk you in it.
We too are sometimes disobedient and confident on our own abilities instead of trusting in His strength. God’s grace and mercy towards us is never changing, and He is always there to guide us back into the way of truth. All that He desires of us is that we listen to His voice, hearken to His word, trust in His love, rely on His sufficient grace and let the love of Christ guard our heart… so that every step we take may be directed by Him –for His greater glory. Therefore, Let us learn to listen to the Word of the Lord and hearken to His voice behind us – leading us, guiding us, directing us, and telling us which is the way that we should go, so that we are not tempted to turn to the right hand nor to the left – but keep our eyes on Jesus and our ears ever open to His still, small voice of love. God Bless You.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. We thank You for Your goodness and grace towards us and all our children. Lead us Lord along a straight path and may we walk in Your ways all the days of our life. Lord we, praise and thank You for Your faithfulness, even when we are faithless. We long to tune the ears of our heart to listen to Your voice. We thank You for sending Jesus to be our Saviour and our Friend; our Way and our Life, our Guide and our Comforter.
In Jesus Name We Pray.