Foot Prints in Snow

Ps. 119: 133.  Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

It is pictorial to see fresh snow falling during a cool winter morning and when Mother Nature causes the ground to be covered with her white blanket, which hides everything beneath.  And there is nothing more revealing as to see fresh “Foot Prints in the Snow.”  Children delight in seeing their own trial of foot prints made in the snow.

I know most of you are familiar with the poem “Foot Prints in the sand”, which tells us that Jesus is carrying us to safety when we are perplexed about the direction of our life. When we are weighed down by heavy burdens and cannot go another step and all hope seems gone, Jesus carries our load and we soon arrive on the other side of our troubles.  Jesus carries us and places us in the winner’s circle of success. The poem assures us when we have exhausted all our options that Jesus was there all the time.  Jesus picks us up turns us around and plants our feet our solid ground.  Somebody say amen.   

“Foot Prints in the Snow” are the ones we make and can see, but they soon melt away.  But while they last the trail they make tell of your life.  It tells which way you were headed and how fast or slow we were moving.  The foot print in the snow can tell your height and whether you were heavy or light and can even measure to some degree your age.  You can ask an archeologist or anthropologist and they will tell of their discoveries found in the snow.

“Foot Prints in the Snow” are more than mere foot prints; they are you.

Ask any law enforcement officer about a “Foot Prints in the Snow”, they will tell you how they use snow as a tracking method to locate suspected criminals by observing the tracks they make in the snow.  Many cases have been solved using snow prints.  Amen.

My point is simply this; it’s important for all of us to watch our steps and make sure they are ordered by the Lord.  Amen.  God is watching and awaiting us all.

You see, my brother and sisters, another important point is that the “Foot Prints in the Snow” will melt away, after awhile, and those visible tracks will become invisible to man’s eye.  Then man can’t tell which way you went nor how long you been gone, because the prints have vanished away. 

But, God is not like man; the bible says, Job 34: 21 Gods eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.   22.  There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. 

My dear saints of God, you cannot go anywhere God is not nor do anything that God is not observing.  Knowing this truth should be very sobering.  Just to think that you and I are under heavens watchful eye 24/7 should be comforting, but unfortunately, for some this is not true.  Listen, if it is discomforting for you to know that heaven is watching you, it might be that the prints of your footsteps are traveling in all the wrong places and doing all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons.  Amen.

There ain’t no hiding places, my friends, from God.  Why not walk right sinner man, woman, boy and girl, and live your life pleasing in His sight!

I have discovered making “Foot Prints in the Snow” is easier when following a path already packed down.  Remember those well traveled path we would take as children to the park or store.  Somebody made their mind up that they needed a better way to get to where they needed to go.  A well traveled path is still good to follow if you are going that way, but sometimes you have to make your know path to get where you must go.  Can I get a witness.

Finally, my brothers and sisters, maybe you are at that place today and must make a decision either to keep following the same path or to launch out and make your own path.  

May I give you one suggestion:  “Don’t go it alone.”

1.      Take a“trusted” guide with you.  The Shepherd; you shall not want.

Ps 23 says, He leadth you in the path of righteousness (right way) for His name sake.  There is another path:  the path of unrighteousness (wrong way). 

He is the Shepherd that knows all the ways and shows you the best way for us.

Jesus is one that made a new path and shows us the way to spiritual and material prosperity.  2.  He maketh you to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth you beside still waters.    3.  He restoreth your soul: He guideth you in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.   4.  Yea, thou you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you will fear no evil; for thou art with you; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort you.    5.  Thou preparest a table before you in the presence of your enemies: Thou hast anointed your head with oil; Your cup runneth over.

 6.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of my life; And you shall  dwell in the house of the Lord “Jehovah” forever.

So my dear friends, if your “Foot Prints in the Snow” are not leading you to Gods goodness and mercy turn around right now, because you are going the wrong way and a snare awaits you.  Let you footsteps be ordered in the word of God.

Roman 10:  8.  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;   9.  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.   10.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.   11.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.   12.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 

 13.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Preached by:  Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr. 

I.C.U., Ministries, Inc.  December 7, 2008