Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not Our Ways - The Scenic Route

The most direct path from point A to point B is... well, the fastest. But that's about it. I can't think of another attribute for that path. As we all know there are other paths between two points other than the fastest. There's also the infamous "scenic route."

More often than not, God doesn't take us down the fastest path. No, God takes us down the scenic route. And He must have planned it that way because the Lord directs our steps (Psalm 37:23).

When I feel like I'm on the scenic route and I'd rather take the faster path, I have to remember that though it may feel like God should work faster, He's really not in a hurry. No, the view is better from the scenic route. The pace is slower on the scenic route. He's taking time to show me wonders that I would otherwise have missed.

The Grand Canyon from a plane is big. But standing next to it - that's altogether different.

What wonders is God showing you through the scenic route?

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