"Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,
all the remnant of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,
and have carried since you were born.
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
(Isaiah 46:3-4, NIV)
Nothing I do myself really matters when I do it trying to be the rescuer. That role is already done and, as we discussed in the last blog, we are completely accepted. It's all on God no matter what you may have been told. Anyone saying you have to work for it now that God has provided the "initial work" is lying - that's not how he works now nor is it how he ever worked.
The verses above were something I saw on a decorative wall hanging earlier today. I snapped a picture of it because it matches up so well with what God has been teaching me. He told his precious Israelites the same thing even when they had been exiled to Babylon. He didn't change then and he doesn't change now. He simply asks that we accept what he offers.
The Crooked Path is not of my own design and it isn't my own to manage. I'm a follower, I'm accepted and I'm rescued. It really is that simple.