Winnow. 1: to separate chaff from grain by fanning 2: to separate desirable and undesirable elements
Ever feel like there’s a road block in your life? Maybe your focus is on the roadblock and not the path – or Christ Himself.
Remember the game where someone blindfolds you and guides you thru an obstacle course? My brother and I played this when we were little.
You listened to the voice of your guide, “step to the left”. You followed their lead, “Okay, now you’re at steps. There’s 7, go slow.” Sometimes my baby sister would want to get in on the game, so I’d have to go pick her up out of Ben’s way so neither of them got clobbered.
Jesus leads us on our path. We need only follow Him. We focus on His voice; He leads us; scrutinizing our path.
He walks us up steep ridges of stepping stones though it may mean taking us the long way around; avoiding stumbling blocks. He draws us thru narrow passages averting the wide open passes of dangerous traps. Sometimes He removes elements, and sometimes, He directs us step over delicate things that we might otherwise crush.
He guards us from our enemy as we remain in the shadow of His presence.
Though we may turn from His chosen route, He will never leave us or forsake us. He knows what it best for each of us, and He doesn’t throw His hands in the air with exasperation, giving up. He’s intimately acquainted with all our ways!
And always He provides all that we need along the way.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on you own understanding. In everything, acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” Proverb 3:5-7