Late Night Instruction

I know I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. Sometimes life just happens so fast that it’s all you can do to hang on and run with it – much less slow down long enough to write about it. Such has been the case for the past several weeks.

The truth is, I really don’t have anything profound to say even now, but I find myself with a few rare moments of quiet solitude this evening, so here I am.

The birthing of a new media company with my dad and brother has consumed much of my time and attention recently, but I also have a couple of consulting clients that have been keeping me busy as well. For these I am thankful, because they have provided at least a small trickle of income while we are getting the business up and running.

The crazy pace of keeping all these spinning plates in the air has resulted in more than a few very late and even sleepless nights as looming deadlines have dictated my sleep schedule.

The other night was such a night, and as I lay in bed, physically exhausted but still too mentally buzzed to fall asleep, I began to pray. One of the things I specifcally prayed for was a client project that was coming to a close after several weeks, and I was having a hard time putting together the final analysis in preparation for a presentation meeting with the client. I had started over several times and was simply uncomfortable with the overall organization of the presentation.

As I prayed for direction, the answer came to me pretty quickly as to how to proceed. What followed was a gentle but firm reminder that if I would simply slow down long enough to listen more often, I would be much more able to clearly hear what He is guiding me in.

The steps of the righteous ae ordered of the Lord, and He promises to make our path straight before us if we acknowledge Him in all our ways. It may seem like a simple thing, but this foundational kingdom principle is one that is increasingly difficult to walk in consistently in today’s society.

Let us commit to challenge ourselves and one another to continuously acknowledge the Lord in all our ways throughout each day, knowing that He will make our path straight, making it clearer for us which way we are to proceed.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6

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