My Grace-Full Life

7.7.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Klutz on a Path

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a klutz.
My feet can literally trip on air.
I once tripped on some air while carrying a sheet cake in a moment could have come straight from an episode of “I Love Lucy.”
I tripped at a Mexican restaurant and landed about eight feet from where my trip originated as a restaurant full of horrified diners paused mid-chew to watch as I unsuccessfully tried to regain my footing.
And I have made more than a few less-than-graceful trips down the stairs.
Actually, I’ve managed to fall going up the stairs too which is a whole other level of talent.
I confess, when I named this blog My Grace-Full Life, my husband assumed there was a double-entendre in the title, though that was unintentional.
That’s why a verse like Psalm 18:36 means so much to me…
“You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.”
Though I may trip my way through this fallen world, my Heavenly Father has my feet secure in His care and eternal security.
But today, we’re going to focus on Proverbs 4:26-27, which says, “Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.”
It’s through pondering that we can avoid the peer pressure that takes us down the wrong path.
And peer pressure isn’t reserved for teenagers.
I’m 44 and still face it.
All of us do.
We may be more susceptible to it when we’re younger, but hopefully—wisdom and experience help us recognize it for what it is.
This admonition to ponder our path and feet is to help us recognize the stumbling blocks that cause us to sin or even drift away from the path God wants us to walk.
Satan is throwing stuff at you in his attempts to trip you up!
It’s important to ponder in order to prepare for the obstacles.
Today, as you pray, thank God for His security and guidance as we walk our respective paths.
Thank Him for giving us the solid foundation of His Word on which we can find secure footing.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as walk, to ponder the path and recognize the obstacles that may try to send you in a different direction.

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