|Ponder the path of your feet and let all your ways be established. Proverbs 4:26|
|I love visiting New York City, especially around Christmas. Some of the challenges of going is traveling the subways. I know where I want to go but I find myself staring at these confusing boards with different letters, colors and numbers.I think sometime when we are dealing with issues or feelings based on facts it can be like being at a certain station and knowing where we want to go but actually getting there are two different things.
Having lived thru an addiction that has caused a lot of destruction can leave a person at the “train station” of guilt or remorse, especially during the holidays.
Now, I know where I should be going but getting there can be the problem. The destinations can be reached based on my identity in Christ and the forgiveness that He offers, the fact that 2 Corinthians 5:17 says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” I will get aboard the train that leads to VICTORY!
The only other option I have is to board the train that leads to shame and hopelessness. Today if you find yourself willing to board the latter train I beg you to “Ponder the path of your feet”, revisit your Savior and be assured that your sins are forgiven by the One who can make all things new if we are willing to travel the train track of victory.
If today you are not where you should be and the path you’ve taken has lead down the wrong track. Confess it, this will give you a new destination because the Bible teaches that “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death” 2 Corinthians 7:10.
Take it from me, I live in the town of guilt and remorse, but I also have chosen to travel the train that brings me to Him and I bask in His forgiveness. Amen! — Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves on the full-time staff at America’s Keswick
Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 19-21; Luke 18:1-23
Quote of the day: Do not have your concert first and tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and first of all get into harmony with Him. Hudson Taylor
Verse to Memorize: “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58