Following The Master

At a dog show near my home, I watched a Cardigan Welsh corgi named Trevor perform. At his master’s command, he ran several yards away and immediately returned, he jumped fences, and he identified objects using his sense of smell. After finishing each exercise, he sat down at his master’s feet and waited for more instructions.

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Believing In Advance

In a German prison camp in World War II, undiscovered by the guards, some Americans built a homemade radio. One day news came that the German high command had surrendered, ending the war. Because of a communications breakdown, however, the guards did not yet know this. As word spread among the prisoners, a loud celebration broke out. For 3 days, they sang, waved at guards, and shared jokes over meals. On the fourth day, they awoke to find that all the Germans had fled. Their waiting had come to an end.

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Is Somebody Singing?

From 200 miles above Earth, Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station, joined in song with a group of students in a studio on Earth. Together they performed “Is Somebody Singing,” co-written by Hadfield and Ed Robertson.

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Walking Billboards

Pete Peterson’s first contact with Vietnam was in the Vietnam War. During a bombing raid in 1966, his plane was shot down and he was taken prisoner. Over 30 years later he returned as US Ambassador to Vietnam. One press article called him “a walking billboard for reconciliation.” He realized years ago that God had not saved his life for him to live in anger. Because he believed this, he used the rest of his life and his position to make a difference by pushing for better safety standards for children in Vietnam.

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Is There Hope?

I sat quietly at the graveside of my father, waiting for the private family burial of my mother to begin. The funeral director carried the urn that held her ashes. My heart felt numb and my head was in a fog. How can I handle losing them both within just 3 months? In my grief I felt loss and loneliness and a little hopeless facing a future without them.

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Life-Giving Rain

During the August heat of 1891, R. G. Dyrenforth arrived in Midland, Texas, determined to blast rain from the sky. Known as a “concussionist,” he and his team launched and detonated huge balloons filled with explosive gases, fired cannons, and exploded piles of dynamite on the ground—shaking both earth and sky. Some believed he made it rain a little, but most said all he caused was noise. The explosive power was impressive but ineffective.

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Example That Encourages

The story is told that in the late 1800s a group of European pastors attended D. L. Moody’s Bible conference in Massachusetts. Following their custom, they put their shoes outside their room before they slept, expecting them to be cleaned by hotel workers. When Moody saw the shoes, he mentioned the need to others because he knew their custom. But he was met with silence. Moody collected all the shoes and cleaned them himself. A friend who made an unexpected visit to his room revealed what Moody had done. The word spread, and the next few nights others took turns doing the cleaning.

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Power Of Simplicity

Few people take time to study the US Internal Revenue Service income tax regulations—and for good reason. According to Forbes magazine, in 2013 tax codes surpassed the four million-word mark. In fact, the tax laws have become so complex that even the experts have a hard time processing all the regulations. It’s burdensome in its complexity.

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Holy, Holy, Holy

“Time flies when you’re having fun.” This cliché has no basis in fact, but experience makes it seem true.

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Finding God’s Pathway

The Channel Tunnel opened on May 6, 1994, nearly two centuries after it was first proposed in 1802 by Napoleon’s engineer, Albert Mathieu. Today the 31-mile passage beneath the English Channel allows thousands of people, cars, and trucks to travel by train each day between England and France. For centuries, people had sailed across the Channel until this surprising new way to go under it was completed.

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17 thoughts on “Finding God’s Pathway

  1. TEbie says:

    I enjoyed the devotion and the comments help with the inspiration as well . Thank you all. I just recently commented to someone how we and I can be so short sighted about most things, whereas God in His infinite wisdom already has the best plans and we simple have to yield to Him. Easy said harder to do. But with full confidence in our Lord His will will be done(best for us) need to do all we can; pray, do what we are doing right now(trying o listen to God and discern and do His will. It will be done, but we frustrate it sometimes by wavering like Peter in the boat seeing Jesus on the water. God’s timing is the best. We and I need to stay tuned in and allow the Lord to work through us. I like Jer. 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you declares the lord Plans to prosper you not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.” I love it that our Heavenly Father knows what best. Praying for us all to follow His will! God bless you all.

  2. joy123 says:

    Doc P, Your comment today was timely, not only for others whom you take a lot of time and thought for your replies but also for yourself. It was good to hear the human side in your personal comments regarding your up coming move. My wife and I have moved many times over our forty two years of marriage. With most of those times, not knowing where we were going to land and what job I was going to take. The thing is that in looking back over our lives, God was always working, making a way even when we couldn’t see it at the time. Mimi and I pray for a soft landing for you and your family as you look forward to your home in America. God’s Blessings on you. In Christ, Bruce & Mimi Dayton Eph 4:6,7

    1. doctor-perspective says:

      Thank you Bruce and Mimi.

  3. mpeterson1227 says:

    I really needed this today!

  4. paulej says:

    O thank you my God for all the paths you created for me even when I kept myself away from you doing my own things with bad results you take my hand and lead me to the way. You are my patient sovereign God. Now I pray that you keep me on your pathway till I see you face to face. O GLORY!

  5. mike smith says:

    The paths are cleared for our relationships with Him and others as only He can do. When it seems like this life is shattered, we need to look up and remember Him. The cry of our hearts is the longing of what we know is to come. Just like a stone thrown into calm water can make it seem like everything shatters, we all need to look up and see All is well. Faith is our foundation, hope is our attitude and love is our action. God wrapped himself in flesh to pay our penalty so we can have the hope of the life to come. He has delivered the rest is up to us.

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