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Jesus - The Wagon Master
The Wagon Master
Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. Psalm 25:4 NLT
Life is a journey. Are we prepared for it? What if we were planning to travel west in the mid 1800? Should we take off out the door, as soon as we’ve made up our minds or should we plan our trip and seek the counsel of the Wagon Master?
Some people like to be spontaneous. They don’t like to plan. They’d rather take the road that appeals to them at the moment. There is the excitement that comes with the unknown. All they can see is the thrill of discovering what is around the corner. But what happens when a setback occurs? What if they take a road that leads into danger?
Our Christian walk should not be spontaneous. We are to seek the Lord’s leading as we would seek the guidance of the Wagon Master. As a member of the wagon train, we have the obligation to seek the counsel of the Wagon Master. He knows the way. He will not steer us down the wrong path.
Sometimes we light out on our own. We’ve discovered a trail that catches our fancy. We head down it for a while. When we realize something is not right, we look to the Wagon Master for affirmation.
“Lord, I’ve made this decision. I’ve set my plan in motion. Tell me this is the right path,” but the Wagon Master waits on the trail he has chosen and beckons us back.
“This is the trail. I know where it leads. Come back and join me,” he says with outstretched arms.
The choice is yours. Do you say yes to the Wagon Master and follow his lead or do you turn your back on him and struggle along the road you’ve decided to take.