Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Verse for Today
James 4:15 - Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that".

People love to plan their future in very many ways. They imagine a future course of action and decide on a course of action to reach the goal they set for their lives. This plan often drives them forward. They do not have any hesitation to use their own methodologies and strategies to reach their goal and feel that they much achieve what they desire in their future lives. But God desires that man finds God's will in his life and follow what God wants to have in his life. God wants man to do only what He wants for Him. As a matter of fact, God has a plan for each person and wants him to learn what this plan is and act accordingly to reach the goal God has for him. This plan is for God to use him for His glory and draw him closer to God. But such plans may not be successful according to the world's standards. Man plans to do things and accomplish these plans by using any means. But God wants man to use only His means and His resources. God also wants man to do things according to God's schedule for man. God wants man to be patient and waiting, and walk according to the pace at which God leads and guides man. But we often see man running ahead of God and His schedule for man and run into a lot of troubles and heartaches. God wants man to start his walk starting from the foot of the cross where God's Son gave His life for man so that the lost man can be found out. When we surrender our lives to God after seeing the crucified Savior and acknowledge Him as our Lord, God starts to reveal His plan to us. But God reveals it all a step at a time so that at each step we can trust Him to lead to the next step. This is when we learn His will for our lives and walk according to His divine plan.

Dear friend, are you walking according to the plan of God for your life here on earth? Have you spent considerable time in God's presence to ask God to reveal His will for your life? Remember, God is your Father and He has a great plan for your life. He wants you to know His plan for you and live accordingly. But it will be revealed a step at a time, as you obey each step and wait for Him to show you the next step. This pattern of your walk is paved by the Lord in order to make sure that you do not stray away from His path. He knows how the enemy of your soul is trying his best to use his destructive strategies to distract you from God's path. But God wants you to consult with Him in all your ways and acknowledge Him as the captain of your boat. He wants you to seek God's ways and plans for you and follow obediently. He uses His staff and rod to make sure that you are well disciplined in your walk. These tools are for your good so that you will not go astray. He wants to lead you to His green pastures and cool waters so that you will find rest in this weary land and on this narrow way. God's ways are the best and the most enjoyable and if we walk in His paths, it will satisfy us. We will walk in the coolness of His wings and reach the best that we could for His glory. Let us endeavor to spend considerable time each day to ask Him to teach us His ways and reveal His plans to us so that we will be able to walk in it for His glory.

Psalms 25:9 - God guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.

Thought for Today
God shows His ways to those who diligently seek Him and hold their hands to walk with Him each step of the way.

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