He Renews My Life
He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake.
Most of us know this Psalm from its King James Version translation as He restoreth my soul. Sometimes it is good to read our most familiar passages from a different translation to get a broader understanding or a deeper, more intimate meaning of God’s word to us. This verse gives more insight in the HCSB and offers hope for a time of new things and new beginnings.
Life has a way of beating us down and zapping our energy to the point where it becomes meaningless. We can easily find ourselves in ruts and routines that take from us and never give back. To find purpose and passion for living again, God must renew us. He does that by leading us down the right paths, where destiny and purpose can call our names once again.
A dream resurrected, a hope sparked, a passion ignited, or a purpose revisited all have ways of renewing us and energizing us to forge ahead in this life God has given us and to truly be what He has destined us to be – a work of His glory. He places us on just the right paths, where those things will come out to meet us and remind us that we still have much for which we can look forward. Life becomes worth living again, and we become excited to participate.
Perhaps, your life has become dull, routine, and you’ve lost your desire and energy to continue. Ask God to renew your life. Ask Him to bring forth that which He placed in you and give you the opportunity to develop it. Ask Him to reveal His glory in you. He is a renewing and a restoring God, and He will do these things in your life for His name’s sake. This is what He wants for you.
As a new season approaches, may we enter a time of renewal – a season when God’s path leads us to purpose and passion and reveals His glory in us.
Have a blessed day!