Proverbs 3:6 – In Tandem With God

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:6 ESV)

My husband, Jorge, and I have owned a tandem bike for almost 10 years now, and those of you who know me know that I never thought riding around town with him could get any better.

I never thought waving at the curious onlookers could be more satisfying.

I never thought I could get more pleasure out of yelling, “God loves you!” to the vulgar folks who yell obscenities at me when I rest my feet and Jorge does all the pedaling.

I never thought I could possibly enjoy the closeness we share any more than I already did because when we upgraded to a new tandem a few months back, it just so happens that Jorge’s bottom sometimes rests on my handlebars!


Every single thing about riding the tandem just got exponentially better because someone new has joined our team: Hershey Pie, our new dog! And contrary to some scientific law somewhere, our rides are easier than ever. Something about having Hershey Pie along for the ride has actually lightened the load. Jorge and I are invigorated with Hershey Pie’s presence, and by the way he regally sticks his head out the ventilated top of his carrier, he enjoys hanging with us too. Plus, I am pretty sure Hershey Pie appreciates that his daddy is careful to avoid potholes and any other uneven terrain so his carrier doesn’t go flying through the air. Together we ride faster and farther.

The same can be said when we team up with our Lord – when we live in tandem with Him. Not only will God show us were to go, but he desires that we ask Him to go with us. He calls us to seek Him in Proverbs 3:6.

When we invite God along for the ride, when we ask Him to weigh in on our plans, our path becomes clearer; we avoid many of life’s pitfalls, detours, dead ends, and bumpy roads.

We live in tandem with Him, we team up with Him, and He joins us on our journey when we pray.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, We seek You today knowing that as we do, You will show us the way to go. We need Your guidance for our lives, and we gladly invite You along for the ride. Show me what to do about this particular situation: ________________________________. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

Guest devotion by Yenise Fernandez. Yenise is happily married to Jorge for almost 30 years and a proud mother of two married kids who have promised to make me a grandmother soon. In the meantime, she isa new mom to Hershey Pie, a lab mix who loves Christian music. Her calling is to encourage others, and hopes her writing does just that. Learn how you can become a guest writer.

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