“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
One of the divine attributes of God is that He is all-knowing (omniscient). To this end, He delights in leading His children aright and you are one of them.
The Psalmist in our anchor scripture describes God as a good shepherd who leads His sheep to pasture. The sheep do not have to request for it; the shepherd is responsible for taking care of them.
Interestingly, God does this for us and more.
God actually wants to lead us. He is even more willing to lead us than we are willing to be led. Isn’t that amazing? Let’s consider some Biblical examples.
The popular story of Moses in Exodus chapter 3 is an explicit case of God seeking to reach out and lead us in the right path. Moses was busy tending his father-in-law’s flock when God appeared to him and gave him instructions to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt.
Even though he had fled from Egypt years back, God was leading him to return there on a mission in fulfilment of prophecy. When the Israelites eventually departed, God led them through the wilderness with pillars of cloud and fire by day and night. (Exodus 13:21-22)
Similarly, when Joseph wanted to put Mary away privately, an angel appeared to him in a dream and reassured him of the uniqueness of the child she was carrying. Again, he was led by God to travel to Egypt for the preservation of the young child, Jesus. (Matthew 1,2).
Another beautiful scenario is that of Brother Ananias and Brother Paul. God appeared to both of them individually and revealed exact details about the other person. The story of Peter and Cornelius also gives credence to the fact that God is ever willing to lead us.
Friends, these things are still real in our day. God wants to lead us even in the seemingly insignificant aspects of our lives. The onus is on us to absolutely rely on Him.
SAY THIS: God wants to lead me. He knows better, so I trust Him completely.