I was talking with my friend Joey a few days ago. He gave me a nugget of wisdom I thought it good to share. We were discussing purpose, raising children and making big decisions. I told him that most of the time my way is cloudy and I can’t see where I’m going. The only time I can truly see the hand of God on my life is when I turn around and look at the road I’ve traveled. I can easily see His blessings, protection, and grace… but looking forward, not so much. During our brief conversation, Joey reminded me of a verse I’ve read a hundred times.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:6 KJV

Joey then asked, “Who’s ways?”

The choice is mine.
The ways are mine.

If I want direction along the way, all I need to do is acknowledge Him. How do I do that? It makes sense to me that He is acknowledged when I live by the fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.

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