Thursday, 12 February 2009

God will direct our steps

Today is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, but of course you already knew that!He would be 200 years old! Just before he left his home to become President he spoke about relying on God in his term of office - he said "... Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well." These sentiments link in well with Solomon's words in Proverbs 3:6 - "He shall direct your paths." God certainly led Abe Lincoln and his legacy is legendary. What is also very interesting is that he was born in a one roomed log-cabin and both his parents were uneducated. Abe himself only had 18 months of proper schooling, but he loved to read and ended up being self-educated. Not bad for an eventual President of America (I hope that this is not a forewarning for South Africa, as our next President looks to have come from similar stock!) Anyway, Abe had it tough when he was growing up, but all of these 'trials' seemed to have made him ready for his future roles. Whatever God is birthing in us, remember that if we surrender to Him, He will direct our paths.
Live in Grace,

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