JULY 1, 2013 – THE ROAD AHEAD – Has the road ahead of you ever looked difficult? Saturday morning I did my usual stretching at the gate, preparing to run, and then I looked at the road ahead of me, as I always do. But on this day, the road ahead of me looked very difficult. It looked very long. I was tired from my previous work week but I knew that I had to tackle what was in front of me, because beyond the road that I could see, I knew what was ahead – great blessings at the creek! Often times in life the road ahead is a very difficult road, but there are blessings for us from the Lord if we will endure and not give up. The Lord never takes us to a road that leads to no where. The road ahead has purpose. The road ahead has meaning. The road ahead may be difficult for you to travel but keep following after God – there is a beautiful creek that flows from the Hand of Almighty God, where He is going to pour out His blessings upon you. Nehemiah 9:12 Moreover You led them by day with a cloudy pillar, and by night with a pillar of fire, to give them light on the road which they should travel. (NKJ)