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Shaped by God - Wednesday, April 12 - Lenten Devotional 2017

 Betsy Homer, Associate Director of Music

Betsy Homer, Associate Director of Music

Shaped by God
Wednesday, April 12
Betsy Homer, Associate Director of Music, Roswell Presbyterian Church

The human mind plans the way, but the LORD directs the steps. - Proverbs 16:9 (NRSV)

I tend to always say that my life has been full of, "I should have knowns." Meaning, looking back to how God has been at work in my life, "I should have known this or I should have known that." In fact, I often beat myself up about having chosen paths in life that could have been chosen differently.

Growing up as a preacher's kid shaped so much of my faith. Having been raised weekly going to church, participating in youth group, spending all my time with my church friends, really has made me the woman I am today. There have been times in my life when I have heard God speaking to me and telling me where he wants me to go, but as a strong and determined woman, I like to choose my path.

"I should have known" that even though I chose a different career path in the beginning, God would bring me right where he wants me to be. Should I have known, or should I have just let God shape me into who he wanted? It is not always easy to let yourself be shaped, but God knows our every need, for he created us.

Proverbs 16:9 says, "The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps." May we lean on God and his directing of our steps, while we listen for the ways in which he is leading and shaping us as his followers!

Gracious Lord, as much as we want to choose our own paths today, may we resist and allow you to lead us. Amen.

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