A Straight Course

A Straight Course

Leading like Jesus is a lifelong journey. On the way, we may at times lose our focus on the guiding principles and practices modeled by Jesus. Our desire for heart transformation may wane as we face resistance, or the pull of old habits. Pride and fear may edge out godly humility and confidence. The demands of daily life may distract us from maintaining a consistent focus on Jesus. Oddly enough, familiarity and success can also cause our focus to waver. Where are you easily distracted from the course Jesus has laid out for us as disciples? What helps you stay the course?

Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course. —Proverbs 15:21

Prayer: Lord, guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Keep Jesus’ example ever before us, and lead us by Your Spirit. May we keep a straight course, practicing spiritual habits that support our heart transformation, and continue to focus on leading like Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.