Walk With Me Wedensday in a whole new direction

I am beginning daily devotionals. I will admit that until sometime in the past couple of years I had never heard a devotional. When I did begin to hear people speak of them I didn't know what exactly they were referring to. I did notice that these devotionals seemed to help them in life and in their path with God. It was something I wanted for myself, so I have decided to look into what exactly a devotional is.

The dictionary defines it as:

a short religious ceremony

I have also seen it defined as:

A devotional is short one-page writing about a topic related to the Christian faith and life.

I think that it is more than that though. I believe it is a way to grow closer to God, a way to enrich your life and your spirit. That is something I could truly use, and so I made the decision to start doing daily devotionals.

I probably won't post them all on this blog, but I am sure the ones that hit me most significantly will appear here. When I do post I am making them my Walk With Me Wedensday posts. Originally I had designated that as a way to post about exercise and actual walking, but now it feels more right to make it about walking the path to The Lord. Since today is my first day, and because the message of today's devotional comes at the right moment in my life, I am sharing a bit of it.

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'" Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)

Jeremiah 17:9, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" (NIV)

this devotional is from Here is the Way Lynn Cowell

"You see, we can't in fact follow our heart. Our heart can't be trusted. Our heart will lie to us and tell us things we want to hear instead of the truth we need to hear. It will convince us that what we want is the right way, even if that way is not God's way. I know; I've listened to it before.

When we find ourselves at the crossroads, the first place to turn is God's Word. So many of the questions we ask can be answered there if we are willing to hear the wisdom the Bible provides."


Dear Lord, I've grown so used to trusting my heart. In fact, it is all I've known to do most times. Please help me discern Your voice behind me and give me the discipline to read the wisdom You have already provided in Your Word. In Jesus' Name, Amen.