Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Crooked is Made Straight

by Cathy Weymouth

Tuesday 1/3/12  Genesis 6-8; Luke 3 - The Crooked is Made Straight

S=Scripture  O=Obervation  A=Application P=Prayer

S - Luke 3:5-6, Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill brought low; and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

O - John the Baptist was the voice calling out, preparing the way of Jesus, 
prophesying the fruit of the Messiah.

A -  The wording, "the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways made smooth" reminded me of a line from Isaiah 42:16, "
I will turn ... rough places into level ground."  Areas that we find bumpy in our lives are smoothed out for us - either in actuality or in our emotions regarding them.  If you are feeling stuck in a crooked scenario, seek the Lord for guidance as to how to move forward and seek Him for healing from the damage already done.  I have found that sometimes the Lord guides me to set boundaries and limits in my life to prevent future damage; this then helps to smooth out the crooked places.

P - Lord, thank you for this promise of straightening the crooked places in our lives and for making rough ways smooth.  You always have an answer for us.  Thank you for your faithfulness.  Amen.

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