A Life Guided By God
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way
It is the nature of mankind to think that his destiny is in his own hands. He believes that all he needs to do is to carefully plan his life, and it will be full and fruitful. Certainly, it is wonderful to have parents who look ahead and make provisions for our future. But, as the Bible says in Jeremiah 10:23, "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." God guides the steps of His children who seek His direction. We should always seek divine direction.
1. BECAUSE GOD SEES ALL
Our vision is limited. Our perception is limited. We do not know what may be hiding around the corner. "Ye know not what shall be on the morrow" (James 4:14). But, God even knows the number of hairs on our heads (see Luke 12:7). ‘The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth" (2 Chr. 16:9). Not even one sparrow falls to the ground that God does not know about (see Luke 12:6). Our God, who sees everything at once, will guide our lives for us, as well.
2. BECAUSE GOD KNOWS ALL
When we commit our lives to the Lord and daily seek His divine direction, then we may be sure that everything in our pathway is working together for our good (see Rom. 8:28). There will be many things in our life span that we do not understand because our knowledge Is limited, but God knows best. When we are at home with Him in heaven, we will look back on life. Then, with perfect knowledge, we will thank Him for everything that has happened to us.
3. BECAUSE GOD HAS ALL POWER
We are creatures and, therefore, very limited in power. There are powerful forces, both human and demonic, at work against mankind- - especially against those who are saved, have the mark of God upon them, and have committed our lives to God. These evil forces would destroy us if we were without the protecting power of God and His promise that He will never leave us or forsake us (see Heb. 13:5). God orders His children*s steps, and He always provides where He leads.
Pastor Billy Bryant- West Court St.
Marion, NC - USA 28752