21, August 2015

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Are You Trying To Make An Important Decision?

‘…if…you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.’ (James 1:5 GNT)


If you are, here are some suggestions to help you. (1) Don’t ask God to bless YOUR plans, instead ask for HIS wisdom and direction! And remember, God will never tell you to do anything that doesn’t line up with what He’s already told you in His Word (Isaiah 8:20). (2) Make sure your goal is to glorify God. Sometimes that’s hard to know, for the worst pride often masquerades behind feigned humility. The human body is amazing—just pat a man on the back and so often his head begins to swell. But God opposes pride. (James 4:6) (3) Use your brain. God’s guidance transcends human reasoning, but it doesn’t exclude it. When God saves you, He doesn’t remove your mind, He renews it. (Romans 12:2) So pray, then put it to work. (4) Seasons aren’t meant to be ignored. If it isn’t God’s timing, wait! In the right season, the plan will be clear, the people you need will show up and the funds will be provided (Ecclesiastes 3:1). God has promised it, so trust Him! (5) Seek trustworthy counsel. Beware of those who patronise you for selfish reasons. Listen to those who value what you value and have been where you want to go (Proverbs 27:17). (6) Never act without the facts, but never limit God to them. When knowledge won’t take you another step, faith will carry you through, for that’s what connects you to the power of God. Now listen again ‘…if…you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.’ (James 1:5 GNT)

SoulFood: 2 Chr 16-18, Mark 7:24-37, Ps 119:113-120, Prov 22:1-3

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2015

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