Where Are all the Good People?

Ok, it’s time for a message.  Where are all the good people?  In Psalm 37:23 we are reminded that “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and He is delighted in his way”.  I struggled with this verse until I found it saying to me  that I was pursuing life for me in all the wrong ways.  I had to stop following my own ways for me; I had to  stop following my own understanding; to stop living from my own provisions; and stop depending on myself for my everything.  I was to start living like Christ lived in me and that meant most I had to live for Him and for others.  When I decided to do this, Christ took over and ordered my steps and my path and my going out and my coming in and all my doings.   And it was then that He found delight in my ways.  It was Him Who then said “man it is good” that you have decided to give up your ways and to pursue My ways.  Then I learned the Lord never leads us into failing.  His ways and His paths are better and surer for us than our own.  I was looking to be a good man who followed Christ only to find that following Christ was the thing that I needed to make me good in His eyes.  The good man is not found in just good places; the good man is found in tough and difficult and self centered places where the good of Christ is needed.  If you learn to let Him order your steps He will make all your tough places easier and He will make your crooked paths straight.  Live a Delivered Life.  Love you.