Monday, October 19, 2015

Ignoring the Nay-Sayers

I had tried to find a hotel halfway home that had a nice running route. Before booking, I asked the hotel clerks about the safety of running routes from the hotel. They clerks told me that I would not want to run from the hotel, as there were only busy roads around them. They urged me to forget about running, too dangerous, but I could avail myself of their nice safe Fitness Room. Sadly, due to fall festivals along my route, all the other hotels were booked. So I booked the hotel, and thought despondently that I would not be able to run in the morning, before the final leg home of my journey.

When I awoke yesterday morning, I put on my warm running clothes, and ventured out. Just in case. I started out from the hotel along the busy road, surprised and gladdened to find sidewalks. Why had the clerks not mentioned those?  And then, the sidewalks led to a gorgeous park, and a historic log cabin which was the oldest residence in Winchester! Now how exciting is that?? And then, I ended up on a long straight path, alongside the beautiful park, with a visitor center and bathroom stop along the way! It was as though God had designed the perfect running route just for me.

The clerks, who were clearly not runners, had only observed the area around the hotel from a car. They had been blind to all the different paths that led off the main road, and they were unaware of the sidewalks that safely got me through the dangerous parts. They hadn't even mentioned the gorgeous scenery and history within a mile of the hotel! What if I had listened to them?? I would have missed all that beauty and joy of discovery!

God was sending me a clear message. There will be naysayers all along our journey. If they do not run with God, they will try to dissuade you from the wisdom of your journey. They will even say those paths to God do not exist, and you would be best to forget all about Him.  

Ignore them. Trust God, follow your heart, follow His path, and He will lead you on the straight and narrow way to ultimate victory.

Safely home again, I head out this morning as I do every Monday to the busiest abortion mill in our area. My goal is to encourage abortion-minded moms to consider a better choice, a God-blessed choice, a choice that will lead them on a straight path right towards God. There will be many who would say do not harass those women. Do not bother them. Do not try to intercede for the baby. Their body, their choice. The baby is of little import. The consequences to the mother's soul is of little matter. I plan to ignore them.  Prayers appreciated.
Psalm 16:11
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Isaiah 35:8
And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.
Matthew 7:13
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.

1 comment:

  1. PRAYING for you first fall!!! And what a wonderful wonderful message!!! The world is falloff naysayers in so many still and Know the I am God, He says tour. Be still and listen, He is the one we should turn to first and always.