Teach me Thy way, Oh Lord, and lead me in a plain path. Psalms 27:2.
“A plain path” — this phrase jumped out at me as I read it this morning. At some point in most people’s life we yearn to simplify, to down-size, and realize less is greater than more. We no longer are so attracted to glitz and glamour, wealth and want, and status and success. We see the beauty in simplicity, and the plain draws us more than the posh.
Our spiritual life enjoys a similar awakening. God knows every aspect of our souls, every secret of our character, and every thought of our heart. At some point in our spiritual journey we stop trying to steer the boat, and let God take the helm. When that happens, the results will influence your life forever, even if on occasion you try to grab the wheel again. You begin to ask nothing, wish nothing, and refuse nothing that God wills. You begin to believe in the “one step” before you is enough, and are satisfied even when that step is into darkness. Why? Because God is leading you down a “plain path.”