My husband is one of those people with a terrific long-term memory. Sometimes, I sit and stare while he recounts something from 30 years ago, because I am truly amazed at the detail. On the other hand, I am one of those people with an almost eidetic memory. If you want facts about something from way back when, forget it. But if you can’t find your keys or your phone, I’m your girl. If I have seen it in space, I can tell you where it is. At least most of the time.
The song in my head since I opened my eyes this morning is Help Me Find It from Sidewalk Prophets.
If there’s a road I should walk
Help me find it
If I need to be still
Give me peace for the moment
Whatever Your will
Whatever Your will
Can You help me find it
While I may be great at finding your wallet or remembering where I saw that great dress on sale, I am not always good at finding God’s will for me. I’m getting better! But I have a long way to go, and it’s a long road.
I think it’s a step by step process. Like walking with a flashlight in the dark, we can only see so far in front of us. The path I can see is the one I must follow. Why in the world would I veer off that path without first shining my light to make sure it’s the right way, or at least passable? So why would I walk through this life without the light of God’s word and his will for me showing me the steps in front of me?
And yet… We do it every day. We make decisions and take off running in the dark, only to trip over fallen trees or to step into holes we didn’t know were there. Psalms 119:105 say God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. If there’s a road I should walk, God is the only one who can help me walk it. Because all roads lead someplace and, in this road trip of life, I want to be on the right one headed in the right direction.
I love this old car in the featured image. I took some shots of it while walking one afternoon thinking I might get some great sketches. How funny for this post that it happens to be in a cemetery!