The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in His way. Psalm 37:23 NKJV
Once again I sense the hand of God leading and guiding me along the path of my life. My life is not my own. I belong to my Father in Heaven.
When Jesus was called a “good teacher” He said, “no one is good but one, that is, God.” Who is this good man whose steps are ordered by the Lord? What does it mean to have your steps ordered by the Lord?
A good person is someone who lives by faith in Jesus Christ. A good person is not perfect. The One who is perfect forms the life of Christ in him or her degree by degree. Good people fail time and time again. We all make mistakes.
There is no condemnation for the child of God. Jesus forgives our sins!
God will lead us and guide us according to His will. Jesus chose us to do good works. He had a plan and a purpose for us before He placed the stars in the night sky. Jesus takes great delight in making a way for us through the pitfalls of life in a fallen world.
Years ago, I applied for a position as a salesman with a linen service. I went through a lengthy interview process. I was confident I would be offered the position. I ended up working as a substance abuse counselor in a state prison.
I went into that prison to help men break free from bondage to sin. I was a missionary. Jesus appointed me to work there. I was blessed by the work God did in me and through me in that prison. I trusted the Lord to order my steps into a dark and evil place.
Three years after my interview with the linen service they called and asked if I was still interested in the position. The call came just as state budget cuts were forcing layoffs at the prison. I became a sales consultant with a national linen service.
My life has taken many twists and turns since I left that prison. One thing will never change. The unseen hand of my Lord and Savior still orders my steps along the path He chose for me. Jesus still delights in my way when I walk in obedience to Him!
Jesus orders your steps! He will lead you and guide you in ways you do not understand. Jesus will open doors without showing you where they lead. He will close doors that seem to lead into blessing and prosperity. Jesus will guide you with a gentle loving hand.
Jesus will love you every step of the way on your journey through life if you trust Him with your mistakes and failures. Jesus will guide you safely through pitfalls and potholes if you trust Him with your future. Jesus will take great delight in leading you along the path He chooses for you!
Trust Jesus with every area of your life. Trust Jesus to order your steps through life in a broken world!
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