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O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
PSALM 139:1-4 (NLT)

Can we be honest with God?

Yes! We not only can be honest with Him, we must be, because honesty opens the doors of communication. Besides, He knows it all anyway! He knows your thoughts as they are still forming; He knows your words before they leave your tongue. Even so, He invites us to pour out the contents of our hearts to Him as King David proclaimed in Psalm 62:8 “O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.”

God has great compassion on those who seek Him.

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
His understanding is beyond comprehension!
PSALM 147:3-5 (NLT)

On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky



In all the travels of the Israelites,
whenever, the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle,
they would set out;
but if the cloud did not lift,
they did not set out –
until the day it lifted.
EXODUS 40:36-37 (NIV)

Where’s my cloud?

Wouldn’t it be easier to follow God if we had something like that big cloud to lead us? The Good news is that we do! The God who inhabited that cloud now inhabits me! Because Jesus is my Savior, God’s Spirit lives within me.

Wherever God dwells and reigns, there is peace, joy, wisdom – the overflow of His character. When God’s peace evaporates and His joy disappears, I know it’s time to “check my position” with Him. Have I been going off on my own? Have I been calling my own shots? Have I been depending on my own strength, my own abilities? No wonder I feel so empty!

That’s about the time I need to push for an immediate change in leadership. I need to wait on Him, just like the Israelites waited for that cloud. I need to lay down my plans and hand over the reins of control so he can lead once again … and I can follow.

Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.

On the journey with you,
Dave Dravecky