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29th OCTOBER 2021

This is what the Lord says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. (Jeremiah. 6:16)


When you find yourself at a crossroad, do the following:

(b) Seek Guidance from the word and Good Sources! You have your priests, pastors or even trusted friends in the spirit. Tell them about your worries, seek their opinion and request them to pray with you. Do not lean on your understanding alone. (Ref: Prov. 3:5 & 6) Spend time studying the scriptures, and make out time to pray and fast. These two are good spiritual exercises that purify the body and mind. They open your inner eyes to see what lies ahead of you (Ref: Phil. 4:6 & 7)

(c. ) Step Out In Faith: The scriptures tell us that; “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for; the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). To exercise faith means we have to be fearless and to believe that God has already heard us no matter how the situation may look from the outside.  To have faith is a complex process, but we can subject our faithlessness to prayers and ask God to help our faithlessness. When we fast and pray, we would not likely hear God or know exactly what step to take, but we would experience peace of the mind that says to us – GOD IS IN CONTROL, FEAR NOT. At that point, step out in faith regardless of your fears; God will order your steps thenceforth, and every action taken will bring you closer to God’s fulfilment (Ref: Prov. 16:9) 

2 Ask for the ancient paths

God says, “Ask for the ancient paths” (Jeremiah 6:16). The old path is the path of sacrifice and obedience to God’s command; the ancient pathway is Abraham’s way – the path of obedience to God’s order with faith that God will fulfil His promise no matter the situation. The scripture says you must listen for the sound of the ram’s horn – The ram of sacrifice. (Jeremiah 6:17).  When God is leading us somewhere, we must be ready to follow Him and do what He says without complaining – Just like Abraham did. The ancient path is also Jesus Christ. Jesus is the word of God made flesh for us. In strict obedience to God, Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. All these things were already in the mind of God, “foreknown before the foundation of the world”. (1Peter 1:17-20).

3 Walk in the good ancient paths

 When God speaks of “the good way” and tells us to “walk therein” (Jeremiah 6:16), He means that we should be doers of the word of God and not just hearers. Jesus says, “I AM THE WAY”! Many Christians do not believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of them regard the gospel as having little relevance to life.  That is a form of ignorance. Paul says that they “walk in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them” (Ephesians 4:17-18).  

Beloved, when you are at the crossroads, do as stated in; 1, 2, and 3; you are sure to see the light of God.


 Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I seek your perfect will right now and the way forward in my life. Give me the word of grace and hope that I may find my way to fulfilment. Lord, you are the unseen eyes that pierce through the nights. Give me light to see. Father, you are the mighty hands in battle, deliver me from known and unknown forces that seek to pull me down. Thank you, father, for I am delivered, safe and sound at the destination you have prepared for me. Glory is to your name. AMEN.

FURTHER READING: Ephesians 6:10-13, 1Corinthians 15:1-2, 1Corinthians 16:13

Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi was born in Nigeria to Patrick Abuda Obeakemhe and Juliana Fatimatu Obeakemhe, both from Ogbona Town. With a master’s degree in law, she was called to the bar at the age of twenty-two, and she is currently the principle partner of the law firm Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi & Associates. She is also the founder of two philanthropic organizations: the Living Waters Mission and the Rose Croix Foundation. In addition to law, Lawrence-Dokpesi was drawn to spiritual pursuits at an early age, having begun studying philosophy, theology, chaplaincy, and spirit therapy by the age of eighteen. Inspired by her spiritual calling, she has produced ten intensively researched manuscripts on spiritual matters. Although Understanding the Spiritual was the last to be written, it is the first to be published. Lawrence-Dokpesi is a mother and a wife living in the city of Abuja, Nigeria.

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