In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. Exodus 15:13
From the moment of birth to the moment of death, people are led by someone to some level or more. Some are very closely guided, while others are more loosely led.
With all of these leaders there are many different types. Different styles of leadership are to be found with some being extremely strict and bossy, while others are very lenient and friendly. Of all the human leaders, none are able to lead with perfect love and strength.
After being rescued from captivity in Egypt, Moses and the Israelites sang a song about what happened. They stated that God lead them with unfailing love and strength to the holy dwelling place.
Once a person chooses to repent of his sins and God rescues him out of the captivity and death of sin, God does not leave him alone on his own. He is willing to lead him on the new journey in life to the promised land. This promised land is not a physical land on earth as the Israelites traveled to, but to a home in heaven for eternity with God.
This journey, like all journeys, can be filled with challenges, troubles, and detours. One cannot know all the correct steps to take on his own, but needs guidance and direction.
The world is unable to correctly lead a person on how to make this journey. The world is leading a person to death in sin. God, in His perfect love and strength, is able to lead a person on the right path towards heaven and He will not make a mistake or lead wrong. This path is one that guides the person to become more like Jesus every day in following God’s will.
You are on a journey in this life. If you have chosen to follow Jesus, you are on the journey towards heaven, the promised land.
Do not allow yourself to be guided on this journey by the world. That path will only lead to death and destruction.
God is ready, willing and able to lead you with perfect love and strength. He knows the steps you must take. Seek His direction and obey His commands and you will make the journey in success. It will not be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be led by God’s Holy Spirit; that you will walk the path God lays out for you; and that you will trust God’s perfect love and strength to lead you.