Thursday, February 9, 2012

Each Step I Take

Each step I take, my Savior goes before me, 
And with His Loving Hand He leads the way,
And with each breath, I whisper I adore Him,
Oh what joy to walk with Him each day.
Each step I take, I know that He will guide me,
To higher ground He ever leads me on,
Until some day the last step will be taken,
Each step I take, just leads me closer home.
Twenty-three years ago when I was planning my wedding I knew that this song needed to be sung. I don't know why I made that decision, apart from the fact that I loved it with all my heart and felt it would just add to the beautiful day. However, God knew better. He knew the road I would walk and the strength I would need, time and time again. Every step of the way, the words of this song would hold such meaning I can't even describe it.
 God has faithfully gone before us down some of the darkest roads as a couple and as family of four. Feeling all excited and giddy about getting married then, I never understood how much I would need Him to go ahead of me. I am so grateful that HE is a reliable God. He has revealed Himself in ways I didn't think possible. He has walked ahead of us in valley after valley, that if it had not been for His light we would have been swallowed up. 
Today as an individual, not sure which way to turn in life, feeling disillusioned and alone many times, my heart reminds me of this song. As I search His word for direction and reasurrance, I am reminded that each step I take, my Savior goes before me.
He has promised that He would never leave me nor would He ever forsake and so I will keep my focus regardless of what comes at me. I will look away from everything that tries to distract me, and I will look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith.
 My heart is fixed. In the midst of tests and trials my resolve is to keep my eyes on Jesus.
These light afflictions are but for a moment, my bible tells me, so my heart will continue to sing as He leads me to the path that He has prearranged for me. 
At times I feel my faith begin to waver,
And up ahead I see a chasm wide,
It's then I turn and look up to my Savior,
I am safe when He is by my side.
Each step I take, I know that He will guide me,
To higher ground He ever leads me on,
Until some day the last step will be taken,
Each step I take, just leads me closer home.



Maria I. Morgan said...

Encouraging post, Vickie! Yes, He's with us each step of life's journey. And I'm so grateful that along with life's challenges, He also sees fit to bless us with times of victory. Glad to see you're back to blogging! Praying for direction for you!

Wonderful to see you over at Life Lessons! So glad you enjoyed the posts. What a beautiful song! And what an important truth that everyone needs to hear, "Only Jesus can satisfy your soul..." Thanks so much for sharing! Have a blessed weekend, my friend! Hugs!

Vickie said...

He is a wonderful God Maria. True to His nature. Thank you for visiting.

Stay blessed my friend.

Lynda R Young said...

He will never leave us nor forsake us. He truly is an awesome God.

Vickie said...

Too wonderful for words Lynda. Truly He is. Glad to have you stop by.


Crown of Beauty said...

I am glad you are back on blogland, Vickie, I have missed you, and several other friends who used to write regularly but who have chosen to be more active in another social network site, like Facebook and twitter.

It is sad, because to maintain a blog requires discipline, consistency, and staying power.

So it is with joy that I have read your two recent posts.

Yes, to obey is better than sacrifice.

Welcome back! And I know God will reward your obedience.


Vickie said...

You are so right Lidia and I have been confessing that I already have the fruit of the Spirit in me so I can do it. I have self control and discipline. Through Christ I have staying power and with His help I will do what He has called me to do.

Have a blessed day