If you are reading with me, today we are on Proverbs 4. (Remembering what to read in the Proverbs is as easy as remembering the day’s date when you read them with me.) That being said:
Today’s Reading: Proverbs 4
Using the SOAP devotional method, here’s what I heard this time…
Scripture: Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look directly forward,
and your gaze be straight before you.
Keep looking ahead at the path set out for you and follow that. Do not be distracted by sideshows. ( I added that last part)
Yesterday I found myself praying my Proverbs 3 verse over and over. I needed Him to make my path straight, as I saw so many paths that were distracting me and needed guidance.
Today’s verse grabbed me for similar reasons: So often I see things that pull me off course, away from my true goals and direction. Other things often look attractive and fun, and sometimes I can even make a case for how worthy they may be. When I really sit down and look back (and ahead) I can see my distractions as distractions. Sure, they might be the right thing for someone else, but they aren’t the right thing for me, right now.
Today’s verse is reminding me to keep looking forward. Keep focusing on the path God has set for me. Keep listening to the One that guides me. I need to keep my eyes looking directly forward, not distracted. I need to focus on listening to His direction. God certainly has my best interests at heart.
Oh, Father, thank you for listening to my calling out to you yesterday, asking for you to make my paths straight. Today, Lord, I am adding to that, asking you to not only set those paths straight, but guide me in focusing on them. As you know, I often need help looking straight forward. Please, Lord, help me to see distractions for just what they are: distractions, and instead put my efforts in the direction you have set for me.
You’ve put some pretty amazing things ahead of me. I just have to stay focused to get there.
Thank you, Lord, for being here and guiding me when I call out to you.
Here is what I have heard in the past when reading Proverbs this way and using SOAP:
FREE Printable Resources:
- Proverbs in 31 Days ebook – contains instructions, reading plan, and journal pages
- Proverbs in 31 Days: Day 4 journal page
What about you?
What did you hear today? Did the same verse stand out to you or was it something else? Share your thoughts in the comments, if you are up for it.