Stepping Stones

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere,” says my little calendar for today. Proverbs 7 is quite descriptive of a young man being enticed by an adulteress. Steamy! Her husband is gone and they have all night for fun. The advice, v. 25, “Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.” Again we meet the word “path” and ponder obstacles. We are beginning to loosen up our restrictions from Covid-19 but there are so many obstacles that irritate: masks, distancing, fear of contamination perhaps not from an STD but from “the virus.” The writer’s advise is to guard our hearts, what we consider the source of our desires. What desires drive us today? The prayer on the calendar is good, “Lord, help me to see obstacles as stepping stones on the path to greater dependence on You. Amen.” Amen means, even so let it be! Blessings as you tackle your obstacles and desires today. You are not alone. The Holy Spirit walks with you.

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