WALK OUT OF CROOKEDNESSEvangeline Paul Dhinakaran

"I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron"    (Isaiah 45:2)

The Dhinakarans Remember that with His own mouth God is giving you a promise today saying that He will go in front of you, get rid of your obstacles and make all your paths straight. Yes! He will make straight, the crooked paths of your life; He will heal the damaged areas of your life.

The Bible calls Satan as ‘the Leviathan’ – ‘the twisted serpent’ (Isaiah 27:1). His name itself is ‘twisted’! He always twists our paths and makes it crooked. At times, our selfish human thoughts lead us into twisted ways and make our life crooked. We assume saying, “If I choose this way, I will be blessed!” We choose our own way that seems good to our own eyes and say, “This is a good way”. This is exactly what the Bible says, “There is a way that seems good to man but its end is death” (Proverbs 14:12)

There was a missionary who was serving in a densely forested area in Africa. Once he was trying to reach a village. The way was full of trees, shrubs, wild plants and bushes. Suddenly, he lost track of the way. As he kept searching and walking he came across a hut where a forest-man was standing. He approached him and asked him the way to the village he was planning to go. That forest-man walked with the missionary and led the way. He kept on walking for more than an hour and the missionary who followed him got very tired. Unable to control his suspicion he asked the forest-man, “Hey! Do you really know the way? Is the way you are leading me the right one?” This made the forest-man angry. He said, “Hey! Man! If you follow me, I will show you the way; if you don’t, I’ll leave you here. Now, for you, I am the only way”

Jesus too said the same thing. He said,” I am the way; the truth and the life: (John 14:6) Friend! May be you have travelled all this while in your own way. You have led your life based on your own understanding and followed what you thought is ‘good, and ‘wise’ and you have made your life crooked, damaged and miserable.

The Lord says in Isaiah 45:2 ‘I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron’. Even as you are reading this message you can pause for a while and get into the presence of Jesus, hold Him tightly and pray saying, “Lord Jesus, you are my only way. Let me hold on to you - the only way. You take control of my life and set my paths straight. Straighten my twisted paths”. If you have prayed this prayer genuinely, then He will take complete control of your life and make the change. This month can be ‘a month of transformation’ for you! He will start His work in you today. He is saying, “I will start blessing you from today” (Haggai 2:19) Yes! He will set your crooked paths straight and mend your twisted ways.

PRAYER:

Our Gracious Heavenly Father,

I thank You for this wonderful day. Lord, I come into Your Holy presence asking for Your guidance. Even though all the paths I have taken seem crooked right now, I know that You are mighty enough to move mountains for me and make my paths straight. I place my life in Your Loving hands. I make this prayer in Your matchless name.

Amen.

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