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Advent 2023: Know Your Path by Steward Dee Elliot


“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”

Psalm 119:105 NRSVUE

Thirteenth Day After Christmas

Path –literary meaning - a route, course, or track along which something moves; the path of a

hurricane, a course of action, conduct, or procedure: the path of righteousness - the root word

meaning – “feel” or “suffer.”

Direction - the management or guidance of someone or something

Today many of us are suffering because we don’t know the route of our directions. We’re

confused and wondering which way to go; east, west, south, north, better yet forward (up) or

backwards (down). I like to think we need to focus on moving forward no matter which

direction except backwards (down) -- please let’s not go any deeper.

With uncertain changes – people, weather, animals, diseases, and death hitting us from all

directions, I had to stop to look at my course of movement. Yes, I ask God for direction and I

thank him for his loving guidance and blessings.

With prayer, I feel the journey to my path of righteousness is moving in the right direction, which

will allow me to encourage others to find their “metes and bounds.” Sometimes we need to study

our directions. It can be scary and you may get lost, but don’t stop; just ask God to guide you.

Once you find your path, stay on it and lead others.

We often wonder how our ancestors made it over. Well, just look at Harriet Tubman’s path – a

mission to freedom.

Steward Dee Elliot

Senior Steward Board


Prayer: Guide us father, Amen


Advent Guide 2023

As we stand in expectation of peace on Earth and reflect on the events of our times and the lives of our brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, we await change and new birth.

We seek, listen and perceive the presence of God in words of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.

We invite you to join us in meditation, reflection, prayer and spiritual disciplines throughout the season of Advent and beyond.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.




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