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Write It On A Rock

Faith and Family
April 24th, 2015 by Sarah

I Will Go Before You


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Deuteronomy 31:8  “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

In college I remember anticipating the future, wondering what I would do for a job, asking God for wisdom on who to marry, and what to major in.  There was some anxiety and a lot of anticipation.

At some point that excitement and anticipation for the future dissipated for me as if my life had been completed.  What’s crazy is that I might still have more than half of my life ahead of me.

When I do think of future decisions I am a little more nervous because it’s not just me that we’re making decisions for, it’s a whole family.

This morning I read Deuteronomy 31:8, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

I know God is with me.  It’s a promise I hear often and one that I’ve really begun to trust, but the idea of asking God to go before me brings me even more comfort.

We have no idea what the future holds.  The next fifteen years we will be making a lot of decisions and forming the lives of our children.

What school should we send them to?  Activities and sports?

Should we adopt children in the future, fill our time differently?

Will we have what it takes to do the ministry that God has called us to?

I want to run the race of faith in Jesus well.  Not to merely start well, but to finish well.  I want to look forward to ways that God can use us to spread His Word with excitement and trust.

God’s not done with me.  And as long as you have breath in your lungs He’s not done with you either.  He created us for a relationship with Him, to show who He is.  God has given you gifts that He will use to bring His Kingdom if you trust in Him.

God’s promise was to go before the Israelite people as they were about to go into battle and claim the land He had promised them.  He tells them over and over to love Him and seek Him with their whole heart, soul, mind and strength.

He tells them over and over to obey Him.  Why?  Not because God wants to put a damper on our fun but because His ways are best and He knows the way to blessing and a life well lived.

Do you trust God today enough to obey what He says?  Do you read God’s Word to see what His instructions are for us?

I personally always have an area, or two, or many that I am working to obey God in.

Do you trust that God is able to go before you and prepare a path for you to share His Word and to do His will?

If so, get excited for what is to come.  Commit your future to him, and ask for His constant leading.

I want to pray with you today.

Lord, Your ways are best.  You are good and I thank you for dying for our sins and giving us the power that we don’t have on our own to do Your will.  Please will You help us to trust and obey You, and will You go before us in the battles that lay ahead and fight for us.  Will you deliver us from evil and evildoers.  I ask for wisdom and Your enablement as we tell people about You and raise our kids to know and love You.  In Jesus’ Name I pray Amen

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  1. I love this Sarah!!!

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