by Jerry Branch

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Where to Get the BEST Guidance (7 of 11)
Series: Becoming all God wants you to be
Jerry Branch
Psalm 23:3

He leads me along the right paths for His Name’s sake. (HCSB)
"He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake." Ps 23:3b
What does ‘guiding’ mean?
According to the dictionary: it means,
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam- Webster, Inc.

“someone who shows the way by leading or advising; offers basic information or instruction [syn: guidebook]; a model or standard for making comparisons [syn: template, templet]; someone who can find paths through unexplored territory”

So, Where do you go for guidance? AND… Who gives you your guidance?
I know the PERFECT Guide…JESUS!
We should be GETTING all our GUIDANCE FROM GOD.

Looking at the 23d Psalm, depending upon which version of the Bible you’re using, yours may say, that God LEADS us…

Others versions will say, that God GUIDES us…this is because of how the Hebrew word “hx'n" (nachah)” is used and how it relates to the rest of this Psalm,

God guiding us seems to be much closer to what God truly wants to do.
Jesus wants to ‘guide’ our steps.
Jesus wants to give us profitable instruction for “becoming all that He wants us to be,” so that our lives are truly abundant, and are true demonstrations of Jesus in us every day.

Think along with me about the difference between ‘being LED’ and being ‘guided.’
When I think of ‘leading’ something, I see someone getting a ‘leash’ or a halter rope, and leading animal around.

Beverly Zagata has horses, and I know that when she understands what it means to be putting a halter lead on one of her horses.

When we lead, we use the lead rope or leash to get an animal to go in the right direction.
God’s desire for you and me, though, is for us to “Follow” and not be led around with a rope or leash.

Listen to Psalm 32, which we’ve already heard read, says, ‘do not be like the horse or mule that h ...

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