Daily Life, Encouragement, God's Love, Thursday Thoughts

The Steersman

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

It is easy, at times, to get lost in the noise and chaos of life. There is so much happening around us, so much that we need to attend to. We plough ahead and our dependency shifts towards our own strength to get us through the day. A path that was once straight with a clear view now has a huge boulder on it and we don’t know whether to tunnel underneath or try to climb over it. Either way, it’s exhausting. On these days, when we feel that we don’t have a minute, we need to stop and take a breath; we need to ‘be still and know…’

The Lord knows about your day, your week, your month, but better still, he cares about your day. It is his love that holds us up and more often than not, holds us together. A day without His love doesn’t bear thinking about.

May the Lord direct your heart… The word ‘direct’ is the Greek word Kateuthuno. Euthuno on its own means, ‘the directing of a ship by the steersman’. Kateuthuno together means, ‘to make straight, remove all hindrances in order to guide or direct’. When we allow the Lord to be the steersman of our heart, he is able to guide us, without hindrance, to the love of God. Likewise, he is able to direct us in loving God as we should. Our Lord is able to push through the clutter and the boulders of the day to show us and remind us of the steadfastness of Christ. He is there beside you always and nothing or no-one can take that love away from you or remove Christ from standing by your side.

This verse is my prayer for you today, that the Lord would steer your heart away from every barrier and stumbling block that is keeping you from experiencing the deep unwavering love of God.

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