Order (Five Minute Friday Link-up)

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 (NKJV)

The Lord who orders our steps is sovereign, omnipotent, and omniscient.

“He knows the way that I take,” Job testified.*

He knows the terrain over which the steps He has ordered will take us.

He knows the pace that is necessary to keep us moving forward.

He has a purpose and destination in mind.

He knows the seasons through which we are walking.

He knows the supplies we will need to execute the steps He has ordered: grace; favor; rest; encouragement;
perseverance; a steady diet of His word in adequate portion sizes to strengthen us, refresh us, and help us let go of the baggage that weighs us down and impairs our progress.

He knows that we will stumble.

He knows that we will fall but He is there to pick us up, to uphold us all the way Home. 

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.”

I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure. Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s writing prompt is, “Order.” The “supplies” mentioned in the post in no way comprise an exhaustive list. Among other needs, we also need community.
*Job 23:10.

8 thoughts on “Order (Five Minute Friday Link-up)

  1. “ a steady diet of His word in adequate portion sizes to strengthen us, refresh us, and help us let go of the baggage that weighs us down and impairs our progress.”

    Great word picture here!

    Amie, FMF #20

  2. I love this–and the verse. In fact I’m printing your message out so I can remember it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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