[Psalm 32:8] ‘I will instruct you [say’s the Lord] and guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch your progress, don’t be like a senseless and stubborn mule or horse that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line’ Thinking about this today and Psalm 23:2 & 3 ‘He leads me beside still waters and makes me to lie down in verdant pastures’
I think I would rather be led by God and allowed to rest in His plans and purposes, rather than being pulled in line by bit and bridle! I was also thinking about those computer and phone apps that you can drag and drop in to place and thought ‘I wouldn’t want the lord to have to drag and drop me into His plans and purpose, or like modern-day sheep farming where sheep are herded from behind by dogs or quad bikes!’ But I think if I am really honest, there are times when I’m either stubborn or hard of hearing, and the Lord has to apply a bit [excuse the pun] of pressure!
Loving and gracious God, I know you want to lead me like the Good Shepherd does, but at times I am so stubborn and wilful. Please help me to be submissive and willing to be led by you so that I can walk, rest and live in your perfect will, plans and purposes for my life and for Jesus’ sake. Amen.