And a highway shall be there,
and it shall be called the Way of Holiness;
the unclean shall not pass over it.
It shall belong to those who walk on the way;
even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. Isaiah 35:8
A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
Father God, I want to walk in Your ways, the highway of holiness. You are Holiness that I seek and desire. You are Love and Righteousness. You are Holiness. You make me whole. When I walk on this highway, I walk toward You. I so want to be wholly Yours, and walk the remainder of this life on earth in holiness.
But my people have forgotten Me;
they make offerings to false gods;
they made them stumble in their ways,
in the ancient roads,
and to walk into side roads,
not the highway, making their land a horror,
a thing to be hissed at forever.
Everyone who passes by it is horrified
and shakes his head. Jeremiah 18:15-16
I do not want to wander from this highway yet I am human. I have; I do; I will. I have made and will make mistakes and I do error. Yet, LORD, I do not want to. You have forgiven me of my many past wrong steps. I seek Your face, asking forgiveness for these paths I walk down when they are not Yours. Thank You for loving me back into Your arms, my Precious Father.
“Set up road markers for yourself;
make yourself guideposts;
consider well the highway,
the road by which you went.
Return, O virgin Israel,
return to these your cities.” Jeremiah 31:21
I read Your Word, Father, as It is truly filled with the road markers that You have set before me. I may wander off the highway, yet I want to be able to find You and Your way no matter what happens, no matter which way I turn. I seek You and am learning to be quiet so that I may hear Your still and small voice, for I want to know You in the beauty of Who You are. You are my God. In the dark of night when the highway is black and there is no moonlight, I want to know that I am on Your path for me, for my life.
But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by Him without spot or blemish, and at peace. 2 Peter 3:13-14
With anticipation, with joy, and with expectancy, I continue taking step after step. Today, I desire to stay in this very moment with You, my LORD. Tomorrow, I want to walk beside You on Your road for me.
But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. Romans 6:17-18
God, You have transformed my heart, beginning with my conversion to be Your daughter in Christ Jesus. I walk as closely to You as I can. I hope to stay near You from this moment on. When I stray, LORD, please draw me near. I sense Your strength as I am drawn under the shadow of Your wing, into the cleft of the rock. I want to grow in love and righteousness, live according to Your Word, and be pleasing to You now and for always. In the Powerful Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
But this command I gave them: ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’ Jeremiah 7:23
Amen and Amen.
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