“Show me the right path, O LORD;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
Psalm 25:4–5 NLT”
I told you how my family has been reading this book, and as usual, The Mighty God that He is, is giving me exactly what I need in it, as I cry out to Him.
Particularly today, as I read this scripture.
I began crying out to Him yesterday, “Father, I want the right side of the boat that Peter finally yielded to. Show me the right side.”
“I want to choose the right thing to do with my time, like Mary, and not get cumbered and annoyed anymore like Martha.”
He knows our hearts, sweet friends.
So, it’s Not a coincidence that I would open up to this today.
Show me the right path…….
Sometimes, fearless means taking a step in what you believe is the right direction and trusting that if it’s not, God will show you the right path.
I know, for me, I camp out way to long in the land of indecision.
My man is often agitated at my unwillingness to make a decision.
A part of me, is overjoyed by that, (not caring to make a decision) in the area of choosing a restaurant, or what we should do, due to the fact that the old me was more than happy to decide, all the time, where we should go, in order to please myself.
However, I believe there’s an underlying issue for me in a broader sense. For some reason, I’ve become unwilling, and at at times I feel I’m even unable, to make a decision.
Because I’m afraid it won’t be the right one.
Anybody with me?
But let’s break down these two cases of right that I mentioned above.
He didn’t respond right, immediately, in either of his fishing lessons from Jesus.
The first incident in Luke 5, He not only hesitated, but argued with Jesus about letting down the nets again, because they had fished all night and caught nothing. But, when he finally listened, the nets were so full that they started to break.
We would think the lesson was learned, right, after all that blessing.
Nope. After the cross, Jesus finds them fishing again, after Peter decides to go back to the familiar. John 21
Jesus Asks, “Children, Have you any meat?”
In other words, How is doing what you want to do, instead of what you’re supposed to be doing, working out for you guys?
Then, He shows them, again, the importance of letting Him Lead.
“Cast on the right side,” He says.
And they took another haul.
Next, let’s look at the two sisters.
One of them, the stressed out, snippy sister, Martha, was irritated at the other, non helping, chilled and a relaxing all cool, Mary, who was sitting at the feet of Jesus while she, Martha, was spinning her wheels trying to “serve” the Lord.
Who’s side did Jesus take you think?
Well? It’s obvious. The one who’s doing all the work. It’s just not fair…for her sister, to do, nothing.
Eeeerr. (That’s the sound of the wrong buzzer by the way.)
No, Jesus, said the right way was what Mary had chosen, and He wouldn’t take that away from her.
Talk about my toes being stepped on this morning…
but isn’t that what He does? Our Master, Jesus.
He loved Martha, and Mary, and Peter, who missed the boat a lot….
Yes, He loved them enough, that even when they made the wrong choices, He showed them the right ones.
Oh, How He loves us, as well.