walk in the word
Category: Your Walk With God
“The Lord is my shepherd. … He guides in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1-2
Who of us hasn’t faced a tough decision that we knew would significantly affect the days, even years ahead? Our lives can go down many different paths and still we have options for more.
God Himself is very interested that you are on the path that produces righteousness. Psalm 37:23 says when you love God’s ways, He orders your steps. Aren’t you glad that if you’ll submit to God, He’ll direct you on the right way? I want that!, you say. How do I get on the right path? There’s a lot of confusion about the issue ‘how do I know God’s will’ but I can give you the absolute guaranteed path to wisdom.
First of all, God’s Word lights your path; it gives direction. It promises to be a beacon to you in really dark places. Are you in it on a personal, regular basis? What principles shine in this situation? What standards build the boundaries of your life? (See Psalm 119:105.)
Second. Godly counsel will help you discern the right path. Ask wise people that you respect which direction to take. But what if they tell me to do something I don’t want to do? All I can say is read Proverbs 12:15 and don’t go there.
Third. Philippians 2:13 says that the “Spirit of God leads us.” Understand this, if you don’t do #1 and #2, you’re not giving the Spirit very much to work with. God’s not going to tell you to do something that’s contrary to His Word and the counsel of others. But get those three in powerful combination and you will be able to say from your heart, “He guides me.”
Get into God’s Word. Get under the wise counsel of godly people and be open to how God’s Spirit will guide you. God doesn’t make His will a mystery.
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