Faith Unleashed

May 19, 2007 § Leave a comment

I was out running one fine day when I saw another jogger with his dog trotting about 10 feet ahead of him without a leash. My thought was, How does he control the dog when it’s up ahead with no leash? I watched them as they reached the corner and the jogger issued a command: “Left!” The dog turned left, and they both continued down another street.

At the time I envied the guy, wishing my dog was as obedient as his. Later I began to relate with the dog, so dependent on his master for guidance.

Isaiah 30:21 says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ ”

All the dog knew was to follow a path until it was told to do otherwise. Many times God doesn’t tell us what we should do until it is time to do it.

Are we content in staying the course, ready to obey when our Master tells us the way to go? God is in control of our journey, and if we’re paying attention, His instruction will come at just the right time.

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