Micah 6:8 – New International Version (NIV)


He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.

You think you’re living the perfect life, but you are not, you know that you are not, and you know you could do better. So what’s keeping you? What’s holding you back? For most of us, it is addiction. It is addiction to something or someone in our lives that inhibits us from living the life we are called to live.

For example:

It is easier for man to know the goodness of a woman and love her, than for him to come to a realization of the goodness of God and love Him more.

It is easy for man to think it is by his own talent that he is what he is, and forget the graciousness of God for not only instilling those talents in him, but also for helping them grow.

It is easy for man to not take money, the day before church to offer as a tenth, and to hoard the money he gets, saying, “It is mine, I worked hard for it.”


However, Galatians 6:14 says, ” But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”


Let us let go of all the things that have been holding on to us today.

God know’s the intent of our hearts and the willingness to pursue Him, I wish it were easy, but it never is. However, we can pray for the Lord to help us in our walk and remember that the Lord is always with us. There is a poem that was written many years ago which conveys to the reader that it is the Lord who carries us, and that it is not you or I walking alone.

Footprints in the Sand 

One night I had a dream…

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the
most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.


Mary Stevenson

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