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Navigating Life’s Rapids

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Navigating Life’s Rapids  [June 30,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

Also Read Psalm 32:5–11(NIV)

“Everybody on the left, give me three strong forward strokes!” our water raft guide shouted. Those on the left dug in, pulling our raft away from a churning vortex. For several hours, we’d learned the importance of listening to our guide’s instructions. His steady voice enabled six people with little rafting experience to work together to plot the safest course down a raging river.

Life has its share of whitewater rapids, doesn’t it? One moment, it’s smooth sailing. Then, in a flash, we’re paddling like mad to avoid suddenly swirling whirlpools. Those tense moments make us keenly aware of our need for a skilled guide, a trusted voice to help us navigate turbulent times.

In Psalm 32, God promises to be that voice: “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go” (v. 8). Backing up, we see that confessing our sins (v. 5) and prayerfully seeking Him (v. 6) play a role in hearing Him too. Still, I take comfort in the fact that God promises, “I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (v. 8), a reminder that His guidance flows from His love. Near the end of the chapter, the psalmist concludes, “The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts him” (v. 10). And as we trust Him, we can rest in His promise to guide us through life’s rockiest passages.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • What circumstances in your life right now feel like whitewater rapids?
  • How might you seek God’s guiding voice about how to respond?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Father, thank You for Your promise to be my Guide. Help me to seek You and listen to You as You direct the course of my life.

-Witness Ministries-

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta

Straight Ahead

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Straight Ahead  [June 18,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord . . . , not turning aside to the right or to the left. 2 Kings 22:2

Also Read 2 Kings 22:1–2,8–13(NIV)

It used to take the steady eye and the firm hand of a farmer to drive a tractor or combine down straight rows. But even the best eyes would overlap rows, and by end of day even the strongest hands would be fatigued. But now there’s autosteer—a GPS-based technology that allows for accuracy to within one inch when planting, cultivating, and spraying. It’s incredibly efficient and hands-free. Just imagine sitting in a mammoth combine and instead of gripping the wheel, you’re gripping a chicken sandwich. An amazing tool to keep you moving straight ahead.

You may recall the name Josiah. He was crowned king when he was only “eight years old” (2 Kings 22:1). Years later, in his mid-twenties, Hilkiah the high priest found “the Book of the Law” in the temple (v. 8). It was then read to the young king, who tore his robes in sorrow due to his ancestors’ disobedience to God. Josiah set about to do what was “right in the eyes of the Lord” (v. 2). The book became a tool to steer the people so there would be no turning to the right or left. God’s instructions were there to set things straight.

Allowing the Scriptures to guide us day by day keeps our lives in line with knowing God and His will. The Bible is an amazing tool that, if followed, keeps us moving straight ahead.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • How is Bible reading a part of your daily routine?
  • What Scriptures has God been using to keep your life on track?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

God, the Scriptures are a gift that brings truth and freedom to our lives. Help me to hunger and thirst for Your words.

-Witness Ministries-

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta