God is a waymaker and our journey companion and instructs us to stand, look, and to ask for ancient paths, to look for good ways. Walk in this way and find rest. There is, however, a reluctance, a waywardness, we don’t want to look at the past, the old ways, we generally want to be looking to modern new ways to live our life.
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Jeremiah 31:21 NIV road signs, KJV says Waymarker.
“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns.
Lent is a journey of the sacred and we are invited to cooperate with God, to confront areas in our lives, not shy away, but face up to issues that we know we need to address. Let us have confidence that God is our pilgrim companion.
I feel that I need to take a break over lent to draw closer to God, and the funny thing is that I feel that I have a break from reading. I have had an unhealthy need for the consumption of information recently, reading as if I may not have a book to read ever again. So I’m going to try to only read my devotional materials and a chapter of the Bible during Lent. To not be information-driven but transformation orientated, being still before God, drawing close, and believing that the Lord will draw near to me in these moments of focused times and find rest for my soul.
This Psalm has been my reflection over the past couple of weeks
Psalm 25:4-7 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
5 Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love,
which you have shown from long ages past.
7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
Remember me in the light of your unfailing love,
for you are merciful, O Lord.
Loved this article, Mark. The passages were particularly inspired, “we will not walk in it” resonates.
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