“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’”

Isaiah 30:21

For me, the best part of a trip is always getting there. When I was little, I would clamor to sit in the front seat of the car. I loved sitting next to my dad so I could spread out a map on my lap and help him navigate. The lines on the map would turn from thick red to thin black when the road got narrow. We’d pass farms and villages, and I would always mark off on the map each milestone.

I’ve always enjoyed maps. I feel good when I have a decent idea of where I’m going and how to get there. A map allows me to mark off progress, to help me see how much farther I have to go.

That’s why I enjoy my walk with Jesus. His Word is just like a map. Pick a verse, any verse, and you’re on your way. God orders your steps. He points to the narrow road rather than the broad one. He says, “I am the way” and you certainly can’t get lost when you tailgate the Lord. And if you’re a little unsure of your directions, Isaiah 30:21 reads just like a road sign.

Look at the road ahead today as though it were a journey full of adventure. Remember that heaven is your destination. Just keep your eye on the Way. That’s all the direction you need.

Lord Jesus, you are the Way, and I know that no matter what lies ahead today, I am safe and secure when I keep close to you. Thank you for being my guide and my map. Your Word tells me exactly where I’m going and how to get there. I love following you!

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