The Blindfold Game - Sunday's Dose - 25th November 2012

Sunday's Dose - 25th November 2012

The Blindfold Game
"The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth" - (Isaiah 26:3-7, NIV).

Maybe you've done it in school, or church youth group, or some place else. You put on a blindfold so that you can't see where you're going. Another person is assigned to you as a companion. It's that person's job to guide you safely away from dangers and get you where you want to go:

"Turn left here."

"Go straight for about four steps and then turn right."

"Take hold of the railing and climb three--no, four steps."

"Watch your head."

"Step over the rattlesnake."

"Put your right foot in, put your right foot out, put your right foot in, and
shake it all about."

Okay, okay, so the last one is part of the hokey pokey. But you get the idea. The key in that game (which is sometimes used in school to help you understand and sympathize with the problems faced by blind people) is to trust your guide and carefully follow his or her instructions. If you don't follow your guide's instructions, you'll bump into walls, fall down stairs--and may even step on a rattlesnake (ouch!).

That's pretty much the key in living the Christian life, too. God has given us some pretty clear instructions. He has shown us the right way to go to inherit eternal life, and to live a life that's pleasing to him and satisfying to us.

Obeying God's commands is like following the instructions of your companion in "the blindfold game." You may choose to "do your own thing," but you'll probably end up with more than a few bumps, bruises, and rattlesnake bites. And worse.

But if you trust in the Lord with all your heart and let him direct your paths, he'll guide you safely away from many dangers and get you where you want to go.

Review: What kind of guide in "the blindfold game" do you think would be most helpful? Should it be someone you trust? Should it be someone who communicates well? Why or why not?

Reflect: Is God worthy of your trust? Has he given you clear instructions for obtaining eternal life and living a godly life? Have you been following those instructions?

Reinforce: Try playing a short round of "the blindfold game" with a friend this week. Take turns wearing the blindfold and acting as guide.

Remember: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths"
(Proverbs 3:5, 6, NLT).

Prayer : Our Loving Heavenly Father, Thanks for the teaching thru this blindfold game and we know you are our guide and Master. Help us to put all our trust in you and lead us the way we have to live. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Sunday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team