Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A word/thought for the day

This morning I woke with anxieties and questions on my mind. As I prayed about them, this passage came to mind (as I substituted my name in the verse), "Kenny, Kenny, you are worried and distracted by many things" (Luke 10:41).
Then I read this from Howard Thurman (which I believe to be my answer to my prayer concern):
"He leads us on by paths we did not know. There is an abiding desire to know the future, to see around the corner of the days and years. Even when we say we do not concern ourselves about what will happen next month or next year, the shy insistence still remains - we want to know. This normal feeling is a part of all the anxiety which we face on the threshold of any new adventure. If we could be sure that all will be well - if we could have some guarantee that our present hopes would not betray us and leave us deserted in the lonely place - then we would find the peace that belongs to the contented. But life is not like that...He leads us on by paths we did not know."
Yes, I am indeed "worried and distracted by many things." But there is one thing about which I need not be concerned. "In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5).
"He leads us on by paths we did not know." Amen.
Pastor Kenneth Q. JamesPsalm 119:33-34
"Let truth, the light of my heart, speak to me, and not my own darkness!"
Augustine, Confessions, Book XII, Chapter 10

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