This is the way

I’m not a big fan of “amusement parks” but I’ve been to many of them because I’m a parent. My wife and I raise a bunch of kids so, somehow, I’d end up at an amusement park from time to time. One of the reasons I don’t enjoy amusement parks is that people of all ages are constantly trying to “jump the line.”

When it comes to our walk with God, we must follow where He leads, and not look for short-cuts or look for ways to speed God up; oh, how I’ve tried to speed God up, but to no avail.

As children of the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9 KJV) it’s our responsibility to follow where He leads, and this is a blessing from Him. Look at this passage in Isaiah 30:19-21 NIV:

19 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.
20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them.
21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Verse 21 is a promise that we can claim if we have accepted Jesus as our Savior. We get a glimpse of this in John 3:8, which says, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

We, as Christians, are born of the Spirit and God desires to lead us. Our work-mates may not understand us. Our families may not understand us. We may not understand, but we must listen and be obedient to that voice behind us saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”