Saturday, November 14, 2020

R.E.A.L. Women Devotional: The Path of Life

I took a walk this morning and decided to take a different path. I came to this mosaic walkway. The ground was damp and a bit slippery so I was careful as I walked it. Then I stopped and listened to that still small voice. This is a picture of life. Psalm 119:105 says “God’s word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”

This was such a visual of life for me. The fear of making a mistake, being hurt, missing something, has kept me from being courageous. I was careful as I walked because I didn't want to fall.  Falling is humiliating and embarrassing. But the truth is, we have already fallen. When mankind fell at the beginning of time, it was then the path of life became broken. (Genesis 3)
In the course of our lives, our broken pieces get broken too. Today as I stand on the other side of a difficult season, I can see God at work, reshaping, replacing, and restoring. Even the shadows on the path remind me of the times when it’s dark. I love mosaics because they are so amazing to look at. How each piece is placed perfectly, even in it’s imperfect form. The Holy Spirit is the mortar that fits it all together. We are broken people living in a broken world, walking a broken path. But if we allow the love of Jesus to fill us and the word of God to lead us, the journey can be a beautiful one. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes a beautiful mosaic.

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