Summer 2024

Daily Devotional: Thursday, November 30 - Leave A Trail

“Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” — Proverbs 4:26

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A wise American, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once said, “Do not go where the path may lead, but instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.” Those words can challenge our thoughts and sometimes motivate us to extend ourselves in directions we’ve never gone before.

Our faith walk not only affects our personal lives, but it also has an impact upon those around us. The individuals who make up our world are influenced by the paths we walk and the trails we blaze. During this coming week, pause and ask yourself, “Are these trails I want my loved ones to follow on?” If not, chose some that will impact generations who will love and cherish your memory.

As you ponder the trails you want to walk, meditate on these words from God’s Word: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31). Clearing a Godly path is not always easy, but He will renew your strength as you walk and work to His glory.

Sometimes someone is watching and we don’t know who. . .
They’re curious and fascinated by you.
So live your faith for all to see. . .
And may you be the type of person that they want to be.

Blazing faith trails in your own life may open up a new belief in the lives of those who make up your world. Some may be watching, so go for it with all you’ve got.

Game plan for the week: Leave a trail. May your game plan be exciting, challenging and rewarding. May God bless you with refreshed faith and abundant joy. May the influence you exert bring those around you to a greater degree of fullness of life.

— Tom Kesting

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