3/4/2020 Wednesday, Psalm 32:8-11
"The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. 9 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.” 10 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord. 11 So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!"
In Henri J. Nouwen’s book In the Name of Jesus, he draws leadership lessons from the three temptations that Jesus faced in the wilderness. As many of you may remember, we read that story on the 1st Sunday of Lent just a few days ago. Nouwen suggests that Jesus’ third temptation, where the devil tempts Jesus with ruling over all the kingdoms of the world, is the same temptation all humans face—to be powerful. Jesus demonstrates how to respond to this temptation: by resting in God’s power. That is the same point that the Psalmist makes in today’s reading. To live in God’s unfailing love, we have to trust fully in God’s guidance and direction for our lives. Today, live into the challenge of moving from leading to being led.
Reflect on the area in your life where you struggle the most in letting God lead you where you need to go?
Keep a Holy Lent