“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Psalm 143:8,10).

If you have ever been on a treadmill then you know that the task is made more challenging by increasing the incline of the walking platform. The uphill slope creates more resistance, requiring greater effort. In the same way, we discover that the treadmill of life meets with greater resistance when there is an ever increasing slope of bad choices, bad relationships, and bad habits that clutter our path. Level ground and a less strenuous path is found in the knowledge of God’s love and a commitment to live by the precepts of His word.

Follow the lead of His good Spirit.

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