TRUSTING IN THE LORD

Open Heaven Daily Devotional
By:PST E A ADEBOYE
Monday May 12
TRUSTING IN THE LORD
Memorise: Commit thy way unto
the LORD; trust also in him; and
he shall bring it to pass. Psalm
37:5
Read: Proverbs 3:5-8
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine
heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding. 6 In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall
direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in
thine own eyes: fear the LORD,
and depart from evil. 8 It shall be
health to thy navel, and marrow to
thy bones.
Message
It is imperative to know that God
has a plan for your life. This plan
takes into consideration your
personality, talents, needs,
potential and environment
(Ephesians 2:10). God has ordained
certain specific tasks for each
individual Christian (Hebrews 12:1).
Paul knew this and was able to say
“I have finished my course”, only
after he had fulfilled his ministry
and his work was completed (2
Timothy 4:7). I pray that you will
fulfil your ministry and complete
your task in Jesus’ Name. God’s
plan for you is very personal. It is
just for you. The plan is very
detailed with everything worked
out step by step (Psalm 37:23).
God might not reveal the distant
future, but His guidance will be
continuous (Isaiah 58:11). God is
always ready to reveal the next
step to you but as usual you need
to ask before you can receive
(Psalm 143:8). One thing you can
be sure of is that God’s will for
you is always good and perfect
(Jeremiah 29:11). You must also
realise that you are incapable of
planning your own life (Jeremiah
10:23). Only God knows the future
and He is the only one capable of
choosing our vocation, life partner
and overall path.
All the plans of God have certain
things in common. For example,
separation from sin to holiness is
always in any divine plan (1
Thessalonians 4:3). Also, God’s will
always leads to doing good deeds
(1 Peter 2:15). You may ask, “What
must I do to be guided by God?”
First, you must trust in the Lord
(Psalm 37:3). You can only be
guided by someone you trust.
Secondly, you must commit
everything to Him and Him alone.
Do not choose first and then ask
Him to ratify. Thirdly, rest in Him
and be patient (Psalm 37:7). God is
a King, the King of kings, therefore
honour Him and do not try to
hasten Him. Fourthly, surrender to
the will of God. When God finally
reveals His will to you, abide by it.
In revealing His will to His
children, God deals with each
person differently. However, He
often guides through portions of
scriptures that keep nudging the
mind (Psalm 119:105). He also
uses inner conviction which is
given by the Holy Spirit. In
addition, you can experience
special revelations, dreams, visions
or angelic visitations. You however
need certain guidelines to help you
identify the will of God. First, no
will of God contradicts His word.
Whatever guidance He gives must
agree with His word. Also, when
God speaks, He sometimes
confirms it through other seasoned
Christians. It is therefore advisable
to seek counsel from other mature
children of God. Nevertheless, you
should be careful not to swallow
every counsel given. When God
speaks, He opens certain doors
and closes others; He provides for
His will.
Action Point: To discover God’s will
for your life, have an open mind,
pray for guidance, study the word
and wait on Him.

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