Prayer: Lord, please show me today where I need to watch my step or maybe slow my pace. Thank You. Amen

Scripture: Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Gal. 5:25 NIV

“Zip-i-dee-doo-dah…” I could hear him coming down the hallway past my classroom one morning, quietly singing the words to this familiar Disney song. I laughed to myself because Aaron, true to his methodical self, was singing it at least half as fast as it is normally sung, and slid along the wall as he slowly made his way to his classroom. On the other hand, other children headed for their rooms were running at break-neck speed. These were the ones that we had to warn and ask to repeat their steps correctly every morning.

Aren’t we all like these children with our Heavenly Father? We seem to either drag along when we know He wants us to do something for Him, or we run far ahead of Him, thinking we know where He wants us to go. Neither the doubtful hangers-back nor the presumptive racers are walking with the Lord. He wants us to walk by faith, and that means staying close to Him. Let this be our prayer today:

Lord, keep me walking so closely with you today in faith that I neither get ahead of you nor linger behind. May your voice be clear to me as I listen, and may my steps be in line with your will. May we walk together today. Amen.

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