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God orders our steps
Isn't it a great feeling when you see children walk for the first time?

It's a feeling of jubilation and excitement for a new level for them. Those moments of elation and celebration are prolonged as the parent continues to revel in the new accomplishment their child just took. They are simply besides themselves. What an amazing thing to experience. Such a proud moment.

It's a new beginning. 

It's a new way of thinking for kids, a new way for them to act and interact, a new way of being. It's a fascinating world of possibilities that have just opened up to them. Now they will be able to explore a bold new world. From their newfound curiosity and freedom, they will understandably get into things. A lot of things. Some good and some not so good. Some things they will like and some things not so much. Nevertheless they are seeing a new set of opportunities and their attitude is that there are no limits in what they can do. They have a plan going forth to seize every one of those possibilities...until they are redirected by their protective parents to steer clear of them. There may be things that can hurt them. Parents only want their children to venture into the places that will offer challenges, yes, but nothing more than they can handle, nothing dangerous and nothing so big for them that they will fail. Parents love them far too much for that. 

This is the way it is with God. He is our father who watches over us. He never takes His eyes off His children. He encourages us and celebrates us. As we explore, He wants us to win. There are so many possibilities He has set before us. We just have to be careful, is all. He wants us to continue to walk towards Him and obtain great things. Even if we bump into a table or two or fall off the bed from time to time, He's got us, and we will be alright. If we get hurt we can go to Him for anything. He is always with us, because His love for us will never change. It remains strong and we can trust Him.

What am I saying?

Just as great parents are there for their children from when they take their first steps and throughout their lives, God is the same with His children. He never leaves us and He continuously orders our steps. We can't fail when we walk in His ways. 


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Psalm 37:23


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