Can You See Where You Are Going? - The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo

Can You See Where You Are Going?

Bible Blast: Read Genesis 12:1-7

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105

I have the best dog in the world. She is a huge chocolate Labradoodle named Stormie. She brings me my newspaper every morning and cuddles on my feet when I’m writing books. She’s my constant companion. As wonderful as she is, Stormie has one fault: she’s a scaredy-cat! Once, my husband, Bob, took her on a survival camping trip. Stormie was scared silly! She whimpered and whined into the wee hours of the morning. Realizing he wasn’t going to get any rest, my husband finally stood up and said, “Let’s go home, Stormie.” Eager to leave, she tore off in the direction of the car. Bob ran after her, jumping over branches and avoiding holes by using his flashlight. Suddenly, Stormie stopped and stood dead still! Bob knew something was wrong. Ever so carefully, he moved the light toward the spot where Stormie was staring. Imagine his shock to find a porcupine hanging on the side of a tree and staring right back at him! He slowly moved toward Stormie, and together they walked around the danger.

The Bible is like a flashlight for you and me. It shows us the way to walk in a world that’s full of darkness. The Bible is the light to show us where to walk so we won’t stumble into things that could hurt us—like that porcupine!

When Abram obeyed God and headed out to the Promised Land, he didn’t know where it was. He had to listen to God’s voice. He didn’t even know he’d gotten to a place where he could see the land until God told him he was there. Pretty cool to have God’s voice as your guide, huh? Well, you can have it too! Just read your Bible, and you’ll hear God telling you what to do from day to day.

On this first day of the year, make a promise to use the Bible together—as mom and daughter—to guide you in every decision you make.

Girl Gab: Mom, share a time when you had a difficult decision to make and the Bible was a “light for your path,” giving you a clear answer. Daughter, talk to your mom about a situation at school or in your family that is difficult for you right now. Pray about that situation together and start looking for direction from God in the pages of your Bible.

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