Making His Footsteps into a Way.
Psalm 85:9ff spoke to me this morning – “Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land!… Truth springs from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. Indeed the Lord will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce. Righteousness will go before Him and will make His footsteps into a way.”
God’s glory, his salvation, his truth and righteousness blooming all over our land in the villages of Southern Zambia is our aim. Where God comes He WILL make an impact – guaranteed! And we are intentionally focused on “making His footsteps into a way”. We see how Jesus walked – those solo foot prints across virgin sand. He loved like no one ever! He discipled a few. He touched the poor. His methods and concepts broke the norms and opened new vistas. These are his footprints. Then we try with large strides to step in the same prints as He – now it may be called a path; then we teach others to walk in the same path – it is becoming a road; hoping they in turn will teach others who will teach others, who will… – it will become a highway! His Ways – starting in our own little community, radiating through our lives and witness, will conquer poverty mentality, animistic and dead religious concepts, and hopelessness. COME GLORY OF GOD!
Our aim is to make the Ways of Jesus into simple, teachable and re-teachable principles and patterns so they can grow from a footprint to a highway in this land where the glory and salvation of the Lord are destined to dwell. It will only dwell in power where it is communicated from person to person in homes and gardens and schools – a grass-roots movement of desire for truth.