Have you seen the movie Castaway? Harry and I love it! It was our first date. Just imagine…two forty-somethings going on a first date with their two 17 year olds in the back seat! Hilarious!
Anyway, enough of about that. There’s a scene at the end of the movie where Tom Hanks is standing in the middle of two roads crossing. He has four choices: East, West, North, South. It was a big decision. He had to decide.
In today’s reading our Heavenly Father gave us some advice for the crossroads in our lives:
This is what the Lord says:
“Stop at the crossroads and look around.
Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.
But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’ –Jeremiah 6:16-21
- Look around
- Ask for the old, godly way
- Walk in it
I don’t know about you, but I’ve skipped all four of those steps too many times. I was the one saying, “No, that’s not the road I want.” Oh, that I would have always asked for the old, godly way and walked in it. It would have saved me a lot of pain and heartache.
Thankfully, God has had a way of getting me back on track. His grace and mercy is amazing!
Friends, today’ a new day. Let’s determine our “crossroads plan” BEFORE we get to the crossroads.
Let’s promise to
–Make no hasty decisions
–Look around and get a good understanding of what’s really going on
–Seek godly advice, go to God’s Word
–Take the godly way
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for leading us (Proverbs 3:5-6). Give us wisdom to follow your crossroads instructions. Use us for Your Glory!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 23:1-20; 2 Chronicles 34:29-33; 2 Kings 23:21-28; 2 Chronicles 35:1-19; Naham 1:1-3:19