Psalm 18:36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
As a Pastor, I have had the joy of traveling to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with our youth group. Once while there we went to see a waterfall that was way back in the hills. You had to follow a neatly groomed trail for about a quarter of a mile. When we finally arrived, there was a waterfall that dropped well over 100 feet from a cliff above us, to a rocky bed below and then flowed calmly under a viewing platform which we stood on to see the beauty of God’s creation. Nothing seemed too dangerous, although to vary from the path could have been trouble.
Several of our youth and adults decided it would be neat to climb out on these rocks just below the falls and get a closer look at God’s handiwork. It was very evident from the foot beaten paths that others had been doing this for years. As they disappeared out of my sight, I began quietly to pray, Lord, protect them, and keep them safe. As I watched for a while, I saw them jumping from rock to rock. I again prayed, Lord, please do not let them get hurt, how will I ever explain this to our church? My fears were based on my perception of what I assumed was there, not my sight. Finally, my curiosity and concern got the best of me, and I went down to join them. When I got there, I was relieved to find large dry rocks to walk on. God provided in nature large areas to walk where our feet would not slip.
In our daily walk with God, we cannot always see what He has provided for us until we take a step of faith. However, He we can know with all certainty that He has said in Hebrews 13:5, “… I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Today let’s look for the areas where God has enlarged our steps. When sin comes up to tempt us, but the Holy Spirit reminds us of scripture to protect from that sin, He has enlarged our steps. When trials come our way and a Christian friend comes to comfort and strengthen us, God has enlarged our steps. “Thank you, God, for helping me to walk through this world today, Amen.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Ecclesiastes 5- 7 / Psalm 18 / Proverbs 18:13-19 / Matthew 24
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Neh. 11-12 / Acts 15:28-41
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director