Which Path Do You Choose?

The Lord is my Shepherd.

This message is the heart of Psalm 23.  Like a Shepherd cares for his sheep, leading them to food, water, and safety, Our Shepherd, the Lord, leads us.

If we’re willing to listen.

And follow the path He has chosen for us.

Sometimes we think we know the way.  So we jump forward not thinking to ask God if we should.  We chase the path of money, lifestyle, or fame.

We live life “to the fullest” because we don’t want the discomfort of conforming to the perceived stringent Biblical road map God has provided.

Following His path might require us to change.

And change is hard.

But it’s worth it!

DSC 0730 1 e1346282562569 Which Path Do You Choose?{PATH:  Linking up with Barbie @ My Freshly Brewed Life for this week's Photo Challenge.  These concrete steps lead up to my back patio.  As much as I dislike them, I'm noticing they are becoming quite beautiful from a photography perspective!}


God knows exactly what we need for contentment and restoration.  In fact, He knows better than we do.

The path He has chosen for you and for me?  It’s one filled with love, peace, joy, comfort, strength, courage, faith, and life!

Friends, we have a choice.

We can allow our Shepherd to guide us - to walk with us on His approved path- and be blessed with true joy.


We can take our own path, alone.  Endlessly searching for happiness and purpose among worldly possessions and circumstances.

I choose my dependable, caring, all-knowing Shepherd.

I choose life.

Which path do you choose?


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Rosann is wife to the man of her dreams and stay-at-home mom to two delightful little girls. Her heart's greatest passions are loving her family well, long-distance running, writing, and pretty much anything dark chocolate peanut butter. Rosann loves to encourage women whose husbands are in a season of unemployment, at her other website UnEmployedFaith.com. Her writing inspiration comes from a strong desire to glorify God while sharing the heart of her journey through a life of faith. She is also the Author of two books - UnEmployed Faith: Clothing Yourself in Strength and Perseverance Through his Season of Unemployment, and Refuel Your Inner SuperMom: A Practical Guide to Getting Your Groove Back.
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  1. Donna Schultz

    I'm choosing the path of my Good Shepherd as well, Rosann. It's the only safe path. The only path that leads to life. This post was a great encouragement to me today. Just the words I needed to hear! :)
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    • Rosann

      Donna, I'm so glad this was just what you needed to hear. :)

  2. Natasha @ Christian Mom Thoughts

    Faith really is about choices, isn't it? This hit me hard a couple of years ago. After years of frustration where I assumed faith just "happened", I realized that whether you follow Jesus or don't follow Jesus, it is a choice everyone has to make. Though strength of faith is a gift (the Bible tells us that!), faith by definition means the conviction of things not completely known. No one is simply "handed" faith. Every one of us has to choose faith. Until I realized I would have to make the conscious decision, I was walking down the middle of those stepping stones, and that only leads to a rocky path at best. :)
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    • Rosann

      Oh, Amen to that Natasha! I choose faith and I'm grateful for the gift to be strong in my faith.

  3. Shannon Milholland

    Oh how I want to walk in His path - in the path of His commands, where His heart leads never veering to the left or the right.
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    • Rosann

      Yes, Shannon, His perfect path... I want that too!

  4. Emiliana Martin

    I want so much to do things His way. My way is so flawed, dark, full of holes I can't see. His path is perfect though there are plenty of stumbling blocks I can't see. The difference? He is with me along his perfect path already laid out just for me. I am not alone. What a wonderful reminder of the bennies of walking with Him.
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    • Rosann

      I love walking with Him, don't you?

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