He Guides Me
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
(Continuing in Psalm 23) Do you ever wonder what the next step is? Should I follow up on that? Is this really the right decision? Have I taken everything into account? What if…? No doubt we live in an uncertain, unpredictable world. God speaks directly to these questions in David’s Psalm; “He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
Notice in the above questions, we are asking the “what.” The Psalmist gives us a clue, in that he ties the “what” to the “why,” which is the more significant and long-lasting of the two. “For his name’s sake” gives to us the eternal perspective. The Lord will lead us in righteous paths that he might receive honor and glory.
Maybe a question we can ask is this, “Lord, I’m not sure what to do in this situation, lead me in the path that will give you the greatest honor, wherever that path may lead. Your name is at stake, not mine.” At its essence it is the words of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Not my will, but thine be done.”