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“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.” Isaiah 35:8

When we were raising our family, we did not have a lot of money to spend, especially on entertainment. In those days, gas was not as expensive as today, so often on Saturdays, we would pack a picnic lunch and set out on a road trip. Sometimes we would go to the Airport and watch the planes take off and land. This was before there was so much security. Other times we would visit the lift locks and watch the ships go through.

But the most exciting times for the kids (and us as well) was when my husband would set out through the country, turning off on every little road that appeared. Sometimes we would come to a dead end and have to turn around. We never knew exactly where we would come out. Of course, the kids thought we were lost, but I am sure my husband knew approximately where we were, and we always made it back home safely. At my husband’s funeral, one of the children remarked that they grew up thinking all families went driving and got lost.

Sometimes in life we seem to get off on byways, things seem very unfamiliar, and we wonder how it is all going to turn out. But our driver, the Lord Jesus Christ, knows exactly where we are and He will steer us in the right direction to get us back on track and bring us safely home. All we have to do is trust the Driver.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, sometimes we get sidetracked, but we depend on your Holy Spirit, to lead us in the right way.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

“The road of right living bypasses evil; watch your step and save your life.” (Proverbs 16:17 from the Message Version of the Holy Bible) Doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing to do.  Although there are times when it would be so much more convenient to follow the crowd, we must be careful to follow Him.  Every single thing that we do has a consequence. The steps we choose to take ultimately define who we become.  I want every step to lead me closer to Him and further away from this perverse world that we have found…

So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts 9:6, Holy Bible, New King James)

    Saul’s encounter with the divine is a familiar story to Christians. Saul persecuted the New Testament church believing he was doing the right thing to dissuade these renegade followers of the crucified Christ. When Saul responded to a voice from Heaven, the instructive response was to go into the city and wait for more directions. After three days of blindness, Ananias arrived to touch Saul with a miracle of sight restoration. This two-step process opened Saul’s eyes, naturally and spiritually, and converted him from a Christian hater to a dedicated missionary.
    Prayer: Lord, prayers for my family have brought them a step closer to You. Finish the process You have begun and bring the miracle of salvation. Amen.
    Devotion by Violet Carr Moore