Stay The Course

Ever since that moment in my life, when God reach out and lovingly revealed Himself to me, things have never been quite the same. For as long as I can remember, there was a knowing, that He was gently guiding me along life’s journey. 

This central truth acted as a compass within me that kept me pretty much on course and throughout the years has proven itself a reliable presence. Even when the inevitable storms of life came crashing down upon me, this central truth has been my strength and hope. A strength that gave me the courage to keep standing on God’s word and a hope that kept my eyes on God’s future plans and purpose for me. It caused me to Stay the Course! It was real to me then and continues to be a reality to this day. It drives me, and compels me to move forward towards those things ahead that God desires to fulfill in my life and in this House of Worship.

I could not fathom living life without this inalienable truth. This guidance is a divine promise for those that seek to walk in obedience to Him. The Lord desires to bring us into pleasant places, “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside still waters.” Psalms 23:2. When we need to make decisions God’s word says, “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach his way.” Psalms 25:9. This is something He wants to do for all His children.

He has further promised that even in the midst of uncertainties, there He is to guide us, “And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16. How could we not confide and be assured by such promises! We have got His word that He will not keep us in the dark but will illuminate our every situation and bring resolve and victory! Be assured my friend that I can surely testify to this, time and time again, Glory to God! 

How you may ask? By that still small voice that the Prophet Isaiah spoke about, “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21.

My friends here lies the heart of the matter! Can we hear this still small voice for ourselves? Are we able to distinguish this voice from all the others? Have we come to recognize a distinction between them? There lies our greatest challenge! Why is it that hearing God for ourselves is easier said than done? Yet, it is so necessary. We must get this right!

If we are to Stay the Course and finish this race, we must learn to quite our soul. And, nothing gets that done better then a strong prayer life. One that is disciplined, consistent, and passionate. It rids the noises and clutter in our lives long enough for us to hear the Lord’s directions for our lives. Hearing God will deliver you, liberate you, and it will absolutely lead you to a victorious life! Nothing brings greater stability in one’s life then when we learn to hear God. 

So let us Stay the Course, we know what we need to do, don’t we!