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Devotional: October 29, 3030

Mark well that God doesn’t miss a move you make;     he’s aware of every step you take.

         Proverbs 5: 22    The Message

This verse reminds me of a praise song I first learned at camp, and have since sung in worship on a few occasions.   

Here are some of the lyrics to the song, “Every Move I Make” composed by David Ruiz

Every move I make, I make in You You make me move Jesus Every breath I take, I breathe in You Every step I take, I take in You You find my way Jesus Every breath I take I breathe in You

Here is a link to a sing-along, dance-along video of the song, in case you are wondering what it sounds like. This version includes the hand motions which go along with the song (although I don’t remember ALL of the motions they use in this version!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPvnZILn6EY&list=RDDgf1YzscBlE&index=2

Every Move I Make | Dance-A-Long with Lyrics | Kids Worship Every move I make I make in You, You make me move Jesus! 🙌🏼Dance a long to this worship song with motions and lyrics by Hillsong Kids and brought to you by C... www.youtube.com


Why is it important to remember that God is watching our every move?

If we remember God is constantly watching, we may be less likely to stray off into sin. From the very first sin the bible (Eve eating of the forbidden fruit), people sometimes believe that God is not watching them when they sin. They are wrong, of course (as Eve discovered!). 

When raising kids, a parent might ask if that particular behavior would be exhibited if, say, the other parent, or a grandparent or a teacher was watching. Usually, the answer would be no. 

In fact, this verse from Proverbs is mentioned in connection with sin.  The Lord’s constant vigilance can be a positive disincentive for us to sin. If we would not misbehave, or do such things, if there was someone watching, that should be an indication to us that the choice is not a wise one.

There is another benefit to remembering that God is watching over every step we make. Some people are very cautious in life. They constantly worry about making the wrong move. They fret about making a choice which ends up being out of God’s will for them at a particular time: Choosing to go to the wrong college. Buying the wrong house. Selecting the wrong hobby, or career. Joining the wrong club. Making the wrong investments.

Not making any decision, or agonizing endlessly over them, is not the way God wants to go about life. Some have even termed this state of mind to be “analysis paralysis”: when you are virtually paralyzed by the thought of making the wrong decision. Yet God does not call us to live in fear.   

This verse should remind us that even if we do end up getting things wrong occasionally (and we all do, as a part of being human), God is there with us. We live with a God who can redeem even our worst mistakes. God is always there, and He will help us pick up the pieces, and move on to the next step. God is with us every single step of the way. God is watching over even our sinful steps, and will work with us to get us back upon the right path. Hallelujah! and Amen.

Prayer

Faithful and omnipotent Lord,

I come before You knowing You are already there, waiting for me. Help me to walk in Your light, and to share that light to others who need to see it, reflected in me. May my choices be honest, and worthy of Your trust and joy. Forgive me when I do those things and say those words that do not please you. Daily, give me the wisdom and discernment to honor You. I pray this prayer with a grateful heart in the name of Your son, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen


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