Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 10, 2017

Following Him

jan-10“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”  Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

I am a planner.  I love writing things in my calendar and checking things off my to-do list.  I love setting and achieving goals.  Maybe too much.  Maybe that’s why God, in his mercy, has not allowed me to make many plans the past few years.  He has moved us five times in four years.  That will put a crimp in your five-year plan!

Through all the moves, God has shown me how good I am at building altars, setting up idols… good things, like planning and goal-setting, that I have made into “ultimate” things.  Things that made me feel secure, when my security should have been found in Him alone.  Slowly, patiently, He is teaching me to turn to His Word for direction —not the words I have scribbled on my to-do list.  This is hard for me.  Really hard.  His Word is a lamp to my feet—allowing me to safely take the next step. If I am honest, what I really want is a spotlight that will illuminate the days, months and years ahead.  I want to know what tomorrow will bring, and what lies around the curve ahead.  But even as I write this, my future is uncertain and another move looms on the horizon.

Uncertain, yet secure. “Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:10).  Wherever “even there” is for me, I know who holds my hand.  In the words of Oswald Chambers, “Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One Who is leading.”

When your circumstances seem uncertain, trust that He is in control and your future is secure.  Rest in His plan; taking life one step at a time as His Word lights your path.

Lord, thank You for loving us enough to patiently teach us how to walk with You, one step at a time. Thank You that You are always with us…You go before and will be our rear guard.  We are always safe when we put our trust in You.”


For His Glory,

Ann Skalaski
TRBC Women’s Life


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