Reading Challenge for this Week:
Read Colossians everyday. All four chapters. It will be a challenge. Stretch yourself. (Tomorrow I will explain why to read this much.)
Any and every journey we take in life begins with one step. The first step is always the most difficult. The reason for this is that we are deciding to go in one direction over all others. Course corrections and adjustments are a part of life, but movement is the most basic requirement to arriving.
I have joked with people that have asked me about how to discern God’s will by getting them to see that without taking a step they will never go anywhere and God has nothing to order. Psalm 37:23 says something very interesting. The ESV and the NLT help us to see the nuance of the text.
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; (Psalm 37:23, ESV)
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. (Psalm 37:23, NLT)