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The Gravel Road

Thursday January 19, 2017

Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established. -Proverbs 4:26

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Yesterday, Harold decided to try to cut down on some travel and instead of taking the pavement (which I prefer) he took the gravel.

The last couple of days it has been rainy, muddy, and slushy outside. So, the gravel road was a complete mess. On top of that, my jeep is rear wheel drive. So, it fish tales on anything that isn’t pavement.

I am convinced that it took an extra 20 minutes going this way. It did not save time, or save any sort of headache.

Due to our little journey, my jeep is now covered in mud, dirt, and grim.

The windshield is so filthy, that seeing out of it has changed. My back windshield is so covered that I can’t see anything out of it at all.

Getting in and out of the car has resulted in the dirt being rubbed off on everything, including my purse, clothes, and shoes.

Spiritually, this is what can happen when we take the wrong road.

When we take the filthy path, our points of view changes. Things get harder to see. The grim and dirt that’s apart of the journey gets stuck on us. It shapes our appearance. It shapes how we think, talk, love, and act.

Choose the road that may take the most time, but will keep you the cleanest.

Short cuts don’t always lead us to where the Lord wants to takes us! A shorter journey isn’t worth it in the end.

Prayer: “God, thank you for providing the easier and cleaner path. Help me to always choose the road that you want me to travel on. In your name I pray, Amen.”

-Whitney Flach

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