“In all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:6 CSB
Often when praying for others, I ask God to make their paths straight. Other translations read that God will keep you on track or show you which way to go.
This blessing from God is preceded by knowing him in all our ways. Other ways to say that is to seek his will, to submit to him, and to listen to his voice.
How could this play out?
- Listen for his direction about financial planning (purchases, saving, investing, charity)
- Submit to his ways in honoring others (family, leaders)
- Seek his wisdom and place it above anyone else’s (otherwise, you’re letting someone else determine your path)
Praying this for others clears the way for the start of their path. Interestingly, it also challenges me to do the same for myself.
Here’s to straight paths!