Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Trail of Clues (Featured Devotion)

Day 21


Trail of Clues

Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

A favorite birthday surprise planned by parents for young children (and creative folks of all ages and situations) it the “Trail of Clues.”  As each clue is discovered and read, the celebrant gets closer and closer to uncovering the present or surprise toward which all the clues have been directing him or her.  The clues seem random and unrelated, and in a birthday setting they are.  They are tied together only by their collective goal of reaching the blessing at the end.

In a limited sense, the Christian life is like that “Trail of Clues.” Just as a child trust that the clues are not meaningless but lead to a conclusion, so we trust that the “clues” in our life---the events and circumstances---are taking us in the direction God wants us to go.  They are moving us toward a destination, or a lifetime of destinations, called “knowing God.”  After all, knowing Him and being conformed to the image of His Son is the ultimate prize in Life.  And all things---all “clues”---work together to cause us to find the blessing (Romans 8:28-29).

Ask God today for sensitivity to clues He reveals.  Treasure each one and ask Him to move you faithfully toward Christlikeness.

Recommended reading: Ruth 4:17-22


God’s Grace is sufficient for us anywhere His providence places us.


From: “Turning Points” Magazine and Devotional
Turning Points