“Lord, direct me throughout my journey
so I can experience your plans for my life.
Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you.
Escort me along the way; take me by the hand and teach me”
Psalm 25:4-5, Passion
Papa has plans for you that you know not of. Great plans, intricate maps that he himself has fashioned for your unique pathway in life. He extends an invite to participate, to place your feet in his steps and walk in His ways. Don’t resign yourself to mediocre. Don’t settle for more of the same old. Cry out to Him today and ask for his paths to unfurl before your open eyes of wonder.
Stare hard into his grace. What do you see? A life of drudgery or a life of glory? A pathway of creative abundance and delight, or a valley of shadows?
Papa wants to lift you to the light. To reinvigorate your heart with a hope for more. Not more of this world’s pitiful offerings, but eternal delights that cannot be stolen.
You, my friend, are beyond price and beyond compare, and Papa’s pathways are perfectly fashioned for your feet.
God is a creative Person. A real person, one with a passionate heart who knows your deepest dreaming moment. Allow yourself the luxury of trust. Drop the fear, the facade, the feeling that your destiny is already bought and sold – shame the shame that holds you back from believing – and throw yourself headlong like an innocent child into the arms of a waiting father, straight into your Papa’s plans.
He is right there beside you to escort you. To ensure you do not stray from the life-giving way. He is your life companion. The master carver of your destiny.
“Lord, unfurl your gracious plans before my eager eyes. Help me not to settle in the valley of despondency. To revolt against the lie that my pathway is not carved by your hand. That somehow I am not worthy to be led into greatness by your grace. No, I will not step aside and let others take my place. Your feet have marked the ground for mine to follow, and my heart yearns for all you have prepared. The world offers chump change while you offer treasures unimagined. Take my hand, Lord. In my imperfection lead me in your perfect ways so none could say this is my doing. Yours and yours alone, with my full agreement – not one step outside your will. Oh, Papa, your love is beyond my grasp, yet you hold me. Your purpose so much bigger than my ability, yet you make me able. To apprehend your purposes and walk in your ways is the sheer joy of my heart, and no other director will steer my desires. Take my hand, rein my heart to yours, and let us together explore the wonders of your creative nature.”
“Child of mine. See these steps, these footprints of grace and provision? These are the paths I walked in my mind before you were born. Before you were conceived, I planned and walked your way, so you can now walk in mine. Together we will explore the wonders of my grace, and your trust in my goodness will be the bridge that carries you onward. Across every valley you will soar, through every obstacle you will roar, and the cheering cloud of witnesses will shower encouragement from the skies as you scale the hills and travel my chosen pathways. Be strong and vigorous. Doubt your doubts and delight in my love – no-one can take the place you have in my heart, and no pathway I have prepared can be washed away or wasted. All are there waiting for your feet to fearlessly dance upon.”