All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all. Isaiah 53:6
We Have Gone Astray
We have all gone astray. We have all had moments of weakness. We have all chosen the things of this world over the Lord. As Christians, we still have a fleshly nature that wants to choose the desires of the world instead of Christ. We battle this nature daily. With every decision, word, or action we must choose whether to follow the Spirit living inside of us or the fleshly nature that constantly reaches out for the world. Sometimes we get distracted by shiny things. Or as this verse says, sometimes we leave God’s path to follow our own. This is why we needed Jesus and His forgiveness. It is why we still need Him every day.
Take some time today to pray and ask God to lead you and guide you so you will follow the Spirit instead of your flesh. When you ask him to lead, be ready to follow!
A Prayer to Remember
I want to follow you. Make my paths straight and give me guidance to walk in your ways. Amen.