I am in Hilton Head for a ladies retreat and it is absolutely beautiful here. I arrived yesterday afternoon when it was sunny and 65̊̊ F here. I drove around to some of the shops and just walked around enjoying the sunshine. The waves were crashing on the shore and the smell of salt was in the air. The only way it would have been better is if you were here with me [I love enjoying experiences with my friends].
After a walk and an ice cream cone, I jumped in the car and decided to head to the store and pick up a few items, grab some dinner to take back to the Inn and begin reviewing for the retreat. I thought I knew where I was going, so I began driving without consulting my map. When I realized I took a wrong turn, I turned around and started out again, still not consulting my map. After the third u-turn, I pulled the car over to review the map and determine how to get out of the mess I was in. I could have avoided all of the wrong turns and u-turns if I had just consulted the map from the start.
Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” The Word of God is our map in life. If we will consult it, we won’t go around making wrong turns or get lost in life. How often do you consult it? Do you go to it before you take off or are you like I was yesterday, and take off assuming you know the way? Do you spend more time making wrong turns and u-turns than you do getting to your destination? If we will go to the Lord through prayer and His Word, He will guide our steps and direct our path [Psalm 119:35]. “So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.” [Deuteronomy 5:32]
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like being lost. I don’t like wasting my time making u-turns when I could be doing something worthwhile. Grab your Map today and spend some time studying it so you will know your way.
P.S. Sam got 6 minutes of playing time in the varsity lacrosse game last night. He was so excited that his first high school lacrosse game was a varsity game. He had one save. He thought he had another one because the ball this leg; however, it bounced off his leg into the goal. He was able to grab the ball from the crease and throw it out a few times also. His teammates and coaches really made him feel great about his first game. Hillgrove won by a big margin. It pays to be prepared so you’re ready when the Coach calls you up.
Praying for you, Susan, as you minister this weekend. Can’t wait to hear what the Lord will do through you, His servant!