Have you ever had the privilege of holding the hand of a little one just learning to walk? They hold on with all the strength their tiny hands can manage. They look up with trusting eyes, knowing that with every step they take, you will not lead them into danger but will keep them safe. God desires that same trust and devotion from us.
Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Psalm 119:133
The Psalmist asks God to keep his footsteps steady, not wavering off the right path. He claims God’s promise to help and requests that God keeps sins from having control over him.
In Proverbs 4:20-27, we read of God’s clear instructions that show us how to follow God step by step and avoid having sin take dominion over us.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
As you read the verses try to identify the steps to keep one close to the Lord.
#1 _________ Attention verse 20
#2 _________ God’s Word verse 21 & 22
#3 _________ My Affections verse 23
#4 _________ My Conversation verse 24
#5 _________ My Gaze verse 25
#6 _________ My Steps verse 26
#7 _________ From Evil verse 27
(Answers not in order: keep, guard, watch, pay, know, control, fix)
COVID-19 could overtake our hearts and minds. Don’t let it. Focus on God’s Word daily, and He will guide you Step by Step.
“May the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding,
keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 7
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