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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Guidance For Our Lives

Light helps us to see. If we are in darkness, we do not see and perceive as things really are. It is when God shone His light into our hearts that we were able to see our need for Him as our Lord and Saviour and come to Him.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
How much more then God is able to show us His light in our life after we have come to know Him? How much more is He able to guide us through the pathways of life and take us where we need to be?! We can be confident that the same God who shone His light into our hearts will definitely light our paths and guide us in His purposes for us!

God will definitely guide us. He is waiting to help us because He does not want us to do it alone. The Bible shows us that God is guiding His people incrementally - as they focus on one step at a time. Although God sometimes gives believers a special glimpse of their future through prophecy etc, it is not the norm. God's direction and guidance can be likened to light from a lamp, enough light to softly illumine the plan just ahead so that we can take a step or two forward. When we view God's direction as a giant searchlight revealing the whole future rather than a lamp gently showing us the next steps, we are setting ourselves for disillusionment and disappointment. We need to accept that God's guidance comes step by step and this will enable us to walk our everyday with Him!
Isaiah 30:21
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

God truly wants to guide us and He always takes initiative to show us the way as He is our shepherd. The question is, as His sheep, are we listening actively for His voice everyday? The way we can truly have guidance from God is to meditate on His word and live in communion with Him every single day.
Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Are you reading and meditating on His word daily? Are you allowing God to direct your steps everyday? God desires to direct your steps.
Proverbs 20:24
A man's steps are directed by the LORD.How then can anyone understand his own way?

By: Liz Thong


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