“Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.” ~Prov 4v26
Just as I would not just get into my car and leave for a trip without prior preparations, the LORD reminds me to consider my next step in life. To reach my goal (residing with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit for eternity< at least this is MY goal), I need to “set my eye on the prize,” and plan carefully my steps. If I was taking a “trip” this would be equal to obtaining a map, and mapping out my destination, with gasoline stops, and rest breaks along the way. I would like to know which route is the most direct, without road construction or other obstacles.To reach my spiritual goal, I would read the Word, which gives me ALL the insight about the obstacles I will face, and how to respond to unexpected accidents along the way.
For my “road trip” I would stock up on munchies and “road trip” goodies-sunflower seeds, beef jerky, Hot Tamales, and bottles of water for the long trip. On my spiritual quest, I must have endurance, which comes from a heaping bowl full of “daily bread,” to keep my mind and body healthy for this trip.
Now that I am on the “right path” spiritually, I can expect that Satan is growing weary of my journey, and has plans to reek a little/a lot(?) of havoc in my path. It is a good thing I have planned for these “obstacles” and have memorized passages of TRUTH which come to my mind in when navigating around obstacles. I sure don’t want to get distracted from my destination, even though I know Satan would be pleased if I veered of course altogether!
So, you see, a bit of preparation can help me reach my destination!