“Our hearts had not turned back; our feet had not strayed from your path.” –Psalm 44:18
Lexi tends to meander on our walk. She turns back as often as she goes forward, and she rarely stays on the sidewalk. She’s seldom eager to get home. Unless she finds another dog’s toy. If she finds another dog’s toy or bone she seizes on it and makes a beeline for home. She instinctively knows the shortest route (just as she instinctively knows the longest route to prolong her walk). She sticks to the sidewalk because it’s the easiest going. She doesn’t turn back or turn aside. She’s determined to reach the place where she can enjoy her treasure. We should be so single-minded when we walk in faith. We shouldn’t turn back; we shouldn’t stray from God’s path. We should be determined to reach the place where we can enjoy the treasure that we’ve found (Matthew 13:44). But more often we walk like Lexi usually does: meandering, wandering, reversing direction. Thankfully, God is infinitely patient with us, and eventually he guides us Home.
Dear God, Keep my heart from turning back and my feet from straying off the path; make me single-minded as I walk with you. Amen