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New Life Daily Devotion - Sept. 16, 2009

  • 2009 Sep 16

God's Guidance

The steps of the Godly are directed by God.
He delights in every detail of their lives. 
Psalm 37:22 NLT

God is intensely interested in each of us, and He will guide our steps if we serve Him obediently. When we sincerely offer heartfelt prayers to our Heavenly Father, He will give direction and meaning to our lives—but He won't force us to follow Him. To the contrary,
God has given us the free will to follow His commandments... or not.

When we stray from God's commandments, we invite bitter consequences. But, when we follow His commandments, and when we genuinely and humbly seek His will, He touches our hearts and leads us on the path of His choosing.

Will you trust God to guide your steps? You should. When you entrust your life to Him completely and without reservation, God will give you the strength to meet any challenge, the courage to face any trial, and the wisdom to live in His righteousness and in His peace. So trust Him today and seek His guidance. When you do, your next step will be the right one.

A spiritual discipline is necessary in order to move slowly from an absurd to an obedient life, from a life filled with noisy worries to a life in which there is some free inner space where we can listen to our God and follow his guidance.
Henri Nouwen

Only He can guide you to invest your life in worthwhile ways. This guidance will come as you "walk" with Him and listen to Him.
Henry Blackaby and Claude King

I don't doubt that the Holy Spirit guides your decisions from within when you make them with the intention of pleasing God. The error would be to think that He speaks only within, whereas in reality He speaks also through Scripture, the Church, Christian friends, and books.
C. S. Lewis

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, You always stand ready to guide me. Let me accept Your guidance, today and every day of my life. Lead me, Father, so that my life can be a tribute to Your grace, to Your mercy, to Your love, and to Your Son. Amen  


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