Level Ground

Psalm 143:10  Teach me how to do Your will, for You are my God. Allow Your good Spirit to guide me on level ground, to guide me along Your path.  (VOICE)

I recently started walking every evening around my neighborhood. My reward is good health, but there’s also another reward.

Sometimes I find money – a penny here, a nickel or dime there, or occasionally even a quarter. (Sometimes I don’t find anything, but that doesn’t keep me from looking.)

Another thing about my neighborhood is that no matter where I go, it is either uphill or downhill. While I long for that level ground, I know that the ups and downs boost my physical health.

I got to thinking today about how my walking routine is a lot like my spiritual walk. It’s full of uphill and downhill, and both are good for me. Struggling uphill, especially those steep mountains of discouragement, teaches me to breathe in deeply from the Holy Spirit. Once I am on the downhill side of my problems, I can look back and see how God took me through them.

And the coins? Those are little rewards that show me I am on the right track. Times when I know I am following God’s will, like being in the right place at the right time to be able to serve someone

It sure would be nice to have level ground to walk on all of the time. But just remember that God has a path for your life, and all of it benefits your spirit.


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