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Hate Change? Remember This One Thing—Malachi 3:6

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Malachi 2:10-4:6; Joel 1:1-3:21

Do you like change?

Most people don’t.

Sometimes things change for the good and some times change makes things worse.

Either way, change is a gamble.

How do we live in a world where change is the only constant thing in life?

We stay close to the One who does not change—

I am the Lord, and I do not change.  –Malachi 3:6

It is so fitting that God told us He doesn’t change on the last day of our chronological reading of the Old Testament.

As I think back over our 266 days of reading, the unchanging goodness of God is the overarching message of the Old Testament with the unchanging sinfulness of mankind as a close second.

It’s really ironic that we’re constantly changing but our sinful nature can’t be changed…

Until

We meet our Savior—Jesus Christ…

Which we are about to do in tomorrow’s reading.

What have you learned in these 8 months and 23 days?

Here are my take a ways from our Old Testament journey:

  • Jehovah God is the one, true, living God of the universe
  • Man inherently sinful—we can’t be “good” on our own
  • We  need a savior
  • Our God will use extreme measures to rescue us

AND

God does not change

Heavenly Father, I’m so thankful that You are my unchanging God.  My desire is to stay close to You as You lead me through the maze of change in this sinful world.  Jesus, I can’t wait to spend the rest of the year learning about Your gift of salvation.  Holy Spirit, draw us to Your Word.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen.

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller

 


Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Mark 1:1a; Luke 1:1-4; John 1:1-18; Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23b-38; Luke 1:5-38

The Number One Predictor of Success—Ezra 7:8-10

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Ezra 4:7-23; Ezra 7:1 through 8:36

Are you getting ready to begin a new project, business, or field of study?

Would you like to know if you will be successful in that endeavor?

We all know people who have started something and quit or “seemingly” failed.

Is there one predictor of success?

Paul Graham, an essayist, programmer, and investor believes there is…

The most important predictor of new business start-up success is determination. At first we thought it might be intelligence. Everyone likes to believe that’s what makes startups succeed. It makes a better story that a company won because its founders were so smart. The PR people and reporters who spread such stories probably believe them themselves. But while it certainly helps to be smart, it’s not the deciding factor. There are plenty of people as smart as Bill Gates who achieve nothing.

In most domains, talent is overrated compared to determination—partly because it makes a better story, partly because it gives onlookers an excuse for being lazy, and partly because after a while determination starts to look like talent.

Ezra agrees with Paul Graham:

Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August of that year.  He had arranged to leave Babylon on April 8, the first day of the new year, and he arrived at Jerusalem on August for the gracious hand of his God was on him.  This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of the Lord and to teach those decrees and regulations to the people of Israel. —Ezra 7:8-10

How many times do we look at someone and think, “Wow, everything seems to come so easy for them!”

It’s never “easy” to be successful; easy means with little or no effort.  It certainly wasn’t easy for Ezra.

Most people in his day couldn’t read or write. The majority of the Israelites were disobeying the Law rather than obeying.

But Ezra was determined to be what God had called him to be.

If you’ve been on our journey one day or all year, you can personally attest to the difficulty of developing a habit of reading, studying, and applying God’s Word.  Compared to Ezra we have it so easy, Bibles are everywhere and study helps are in abundance, but it takes just as much determination in our day-to-day study to obey God’s Word as it did in Ezra’s day.

Friends, let’s make a choice to be an Ezra and determine to know God through His Word!

Heavenly Father, help us to determine to be a student of Your Word.  Holy Spirit, teach us how to apply it to our daily lives. Help us to live a life that preaches Your Word to others.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Ezra 9:1 through Ezra 10:44; Nehemiah 1:1 through 2:20

4 Things to Do When You’re Worn Out—Daniel 7:25

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Daniel 7:1 through Daniel 8:27; Daniel 5:1-31

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. –Daniel 7:25 KJV (emphasis mine)

Recently I had the opportunity to pray with a friend.  She was completely worn out from fighting a seven-year battle to rescue an adult child from the pit of hell we know as drug addiction.  This woman of God was at her breaking point, ready to give up on her job, family, her God—

WORN OUT.

This weariness is spreading throughout the Christian world like a virus.  I am on the prayer team at my church.  Each week I pray with people with all kinds of needs but the one thing they all have in common is weariness.  The cares of this world (Mark 4:19) are wearing them down.

Daniel 7:25, is the only verse in the Bible that uses the words, “worn out.”  “Worn out” comes from the Hebrew word bala’, which means to wear away or to harass constantly. (Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon)

  • I’m not an expert in Bible prophesy
  • I’m not sure where we are in the timeline of the second coming of Christ
  • I’m not saying we are living in the days of Daniel 7:25 (but we could be)

I am saying that the evil power that will drive this king that Daniel speaks about is Satan, the enemy of our soul…

Friends, this enemy—your enemy, and my enemy, is at work today and he is definitely working to wear us out.  Daniel’s visionary experiences give us a glimpse into the cosmic struggle between the kingdoms of this world and the kingdom God is establishing. We are living in the midst of this struggle.

In Luke 21:34, Jesus warns us about the allowing the “cares of this world or worries of this life to dull our hearts.”

This weariness not only affects our quality of life, it affects our witness.  We are supposed to be different, but we’re just as tired as the next person.  Why would a non-Christian want what we have when we’re just as worn out as they are?

What do we do?

  1. Recognize our enemy.It’s not your family, friends, co-workers, or church family  (Galatians 5:17)
  2. Rest our body. When you’re physically tired you are the most vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy (Psalm 127:2)
  3. Read God’s Word so that you can recognize the voice of the Lord  (1 Timothy 4:7-8, Hebrews 4:12)
  4. Renew our mind through prayer,  meditation, and solitude  (Romans 12:2, Psalm 46:10)

We are more powerful in Christ than we think we are.  God says we are more than conquerors (Romans 8:37) and we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.  (Philippians 4:13)

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Heavenly Father, allow us to see the spiritual battle that is raging.  Help us to recognize who’s talking to us.  Give us boldness to stand against the schemes of the devil, so that we can live a life that will cause others to want to know You more.

In  Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Daniel 6:1-28; Daniel 9:1-27; 2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-11; 1 Chronicles 3:17-19a

Do You Have Trust Issues? 1 Chronicles 5:18-26

Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 5:18-26; 1 Chronicles 6:3b, 49, 4-15; 1 Chronicles 7:1 through 1 Chronicles 8:28

How important is trust to you?

Did you grow up trusting your parents, siblings, teachers, community leaders, etc.?

Or does it seem that you were born with a trust problem?

Our trust issues can affect our ability to trust God.

In 1 Chronicles 5:20, God interrupted His genealogies to comment on military matters and help us to understand the power of trust.

They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer

because they trusted in him. So the Hagrites and all their allies were defeated.

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He answered their prayer because they trusted in Him.

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Our Heavenly Father’s heart is touched when His children trust Him…

  • Circumstances change because we trust him
  • People come to know Jesus because we trust Him
  • The sick are healed because we trust Him
  • His will for our lives is made clear when we trust Him
  • Finances improve because we trust Him
  • We serve Him with our whole heart because we trust Him

It’s no wonder the enemy of our soul works so hard to keep us from trusting; he knows he’s powerless when the people of God put their trust in their God.

The word “trusted” in this scripture comes from the Hebrew word baw·takh which means to have confidence, to be confident, to be bold, to be secure, to feel safe.

In today’s self-centered, self-reliant culture, completely trusting (having confidence in and feeling safe and secure) in an invisible God isn’t our default position.

We are taught to trust what we can see, to trust in ourselves

  • Our abilities
  • Our money
  • Our youth
  • Our beauty
  • Our education
  • Our intuition

The 44,760 “capable” warriors (1 Chronicles 5:18) didn’t trust in their abilities or strength, they trusted in their God. They followed the example of their ancestor David:

Some trust in chariots and some in horses (our abilities and our stuff), but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. –Psalm 20:7 (explanation mine)

How do we develop a trust “in the name of the LORD our God” and not in our “chariots and horses”?

  • Read God’s Word not as some fairy tale but as your ancestors’ (1 Chronicles 5:18) journal of reasons to trust God
  • Cry out to God (1 Chronicles 5:20) when you are scared, doubting, and in need of His Help—expect Him to hear you and come to your rescue
  • Know that your talents, abilities, money, etc. are gifts from God and reasons to trust Him not yourself
  • Keep a journal of answered prayer
  • Watch what you say to yourself about your God—does your self-talk sound like you trust Him?
  • Tell your family and friends about the goodness of God in your life

Learning to trust God is a journey just like knowing Him. I’m so glad we’re learning together! What do you do to grow in your trust-walk with the Lord?

Lord, we trust you!

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller

 

Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 8:29 through 1 Chronicles 9:1a; Daniel 4:1-37; Ezekiel 40:1-37

5 Things We Can Learn From Dry Bones—Ezekiel 37:3

Today’s Scripture Reading; Ezekiel 37:1 through Ezekiel 39:29; Ezekiel 32:1-16

God asked Ezekiel:

Son of Man, can these bones becoming living people again?   —Ezekiel 37:3

Ezekiel had three possible answers:

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Maybe

Ezekiel said “no” to all three and answered with a statement of faith:

O Sovereign Lord, you alone know the answer to that.

If that was a faith checkup, Ezekiel passed.

The Lord told Ezekiel that the dry bones represented the people of Israel who had lost all hope of going back to their homeland.  The Lord said He was going to open the graves of exile and cause them to rise again and bring them back to the land of Israel. The Lord was going to put His Spirit in the Israelites so they would live again and return to their own land. (Ezekiel 37:11-14, my paraphrase)

It’s easy for us to zoom past this and not grasp the life of hopelessness the Israelites were living through.  They needed a miracle and had lost all hope of getting one.

What are you facing today that looks hopeless from a natural standpoint?

  • Physical challenges and illness
  • Relationship worries
  • Financial Distress
  • Job loss
  • Overwhelming grief
  • Overwhelmed by addiction
  • Spiritual Dryness
  • Emotional  weariness

Does it look as hopeless as the possibility of old, dry bones coming together and growing muscle and flesh and then living again ? (Ezekiel 37:4-9)

When you’re facing a seemingly hopeless situation do you ever struggle with knowing what to believe, how to feel, and what to speak?

Ezekiel’s answer to God’s question (Ezekiel 37:3), gives us some guidance for getting through “seemingly” hopeless times.

1.         It’s okay to not have an answer

2.         It’s okay to voice the impossibility of the situation to your God

3.         It’s okay to release the responsibility of the outcome to the Lord

4.         Reliance on God’s sovereignty gives peace in the worst of situations

5.         God knows the answer to every situation

Why would God tell Ezekiel all of this?

What was the purpose of the bone prophesy?

When this happens, O my people, you will know that I am the Lord. I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live again and return home to your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done what I said. Yes, the Lord has spoken! —Ezekiel 37:13-14 (emphasis mine)

Why do we need to read the complicated book of Ezekiel?

Why do we need to make every effort to understand prophesy?

So that when God’s Word comes to pass…

we will know that the Lord is God!

Friends I’m very grateful to Ezekiel for keeping it real.  There are things we know and there are many things we don’t know.  All we really need to know is that our God is the Sovereign Lord of our lives   The more we know Him, the less we are bothered by the big questions in life.

It’s okay to say “I don’t know, but He knows.”

Heavenly Father, help us to grow each day in the knowledge that you are the Sovereign Lord of our lives and you can be trusted!

Longing to know You more.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Ezekiel 32:17 through Ezekiel 33:20; Jeremiah 52:28-30, Psalm 137; 1 Chronicles 4:24 through 1 Chronicles 5:17

When You Ask God for Advice You Should Take It–Jeremiah 42:3-43:7

Today’s Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 42:1-44:30; Ezekiel 33:21-33

Do you ever ask someone for advice knowing that you aren’t going to take it?

Or,

Maybe you ask 5 or 6 people and take the advice that got the most votes.

Or,

Maybe you do what  Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and all the other proud men did… you refuse the advice because it wasn’t what you wanted to do in the first place.  They wanted God to approve their plans and when He didn’t they decided to go their own way.

Then all the guerrilla leaders, including Johanan son of Kareah and Jezaniah son of Hoshaiah, and all the people, from the least to the greatest, approached  Jeremiah the prophet. They said, “Please pray to the Lord your God for us. As you can see, we are only a tiny remnant compared to what we were before.  Pray that the Lord your God will show us what to do and where to go.”  –Jeremiah 42:1-3

Jeremiah prayed and ten days later the Lord answered:

‘Stay here in this land. If you do, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you. For I am sorry about all the punishment I have had to bring upon you.  Do not fear the king of Babylon anymore,’ says the Lord. ‘For I am with you and will save you and rescue you from his power.  I will be merciful to you by making him kind, so he will let you stay here in your land.‘    —Jeremiah 42:10-12

But, it wasn’t what they wanted to hear:

When Jeremiah had finished giving this message from the Lord their God to all the people, Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and all the other proud men said to Jeremiah, “You lie! The Lord our God hasn’t forbidden us to go to Egypt! Baruch son of Neriah has convinced you to say this, because he wants us to stay here and be killed by the Babylonians or be carried off into exile.”  —Jeremiah 43:1-3

The people refused to obey the voice of the Lord and went to Egypt.

It’s one thing to refuse advice from family, friends, or coworkers, but it’s a whole different ballgame when you ask advice from the God of the universe and refuse to take it.

Friends, because of Jesus we don’t have to go to a prophet or priest for advice, we can hear from God ourselves.  God sent the Holy Spirit to be our counselor, but how often to we take advantage of this gift?

If we are smart, we will

  • Ask God’s advice about anything that has life-changing impact
  • Wait for Him to speak (Jeremiah waited 10 days)
  • Do what He says

Heavenly Father, it’s so easy to read about these guys and analyze and criticize but how many times have I done the same thing?  Because of Your Word, the Bible I know Your advice on many topics yet, I have either refused to read it or gone directly against it time after time. Lord, forgive me.  Holy Spirit, speak loudly!  I want to hear Your voice.  I want to take Your advice.  Make me like You Jesus!

In Your Name I pray.  Amen and Amen!

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 34:1-36:38

Is Ignorance Really Blissful?—2 Chronicles 36:15-16

Today’s Scripture Reading:  Jeremiah 39:11-18; Jeremiah 40:1-6; 2 Kings 25:8-21; Jeremiah 52:12-27; 2 Chronicles 36:15-21; Lamentations 1:1-22

My husband Harry has often said that he believes God instituted parenting so that we could understand His heart.  When we see our Heavenly Father through the lens of a parent, our parent; His Word and His ways are overflowing with love, mercy, and kindness.

From the first day I found out I was pregnant with my first child until this very moment my desire for my children has always been to lead them to Christ and to protect them from the tough things in life.  I want to teach them every lesson I’ve learned so they don’t have to make the same mistakes.

My love for my children pales in comparison to the way our Heavenly Father loves us.  My life experience and knowledge of the world is like looking at life through a pinhole compared to the knowledge of our God, who simultaneously sees, knows, and understands the past, present, and the future.

But in the same way my children some times go their own way and do their own thing, we ignore the warnings of our Heavenly Father and choose our own way instead of following the One who divinely knows best.

Can you hear God’s parental side coming out in 2 Chronicles 36:15-16?

The Lord, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent his prophets to warn them, for he had compassion on his people and his Temple.  But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the Lord’s anger could no longer be restrained and nothing could be done.

“Mocked these messengers of God and despised their words…”

Sometimes the only way we will learn is to be forced to live with the consequences.  This goes for all of the human race not just children.  I wonder if our God is saying to Himself (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and maybe even the angels…

“I have provided the people of the 21st century with my guidebook to victorious living on this earth, the Bible.  I love them so much I’ve recorded my words to warn them of the pitfalls of this earthly life and to teach them how to be Jesus to the world.  But my people insult me;  they don’t even know what my Word says.  Ignorance of my Word is no excuse for disobedience.”

In a message a year ago, Kraig Krempa, executive pastor at Niceville Assembly said, “What we read is how we’re supposed to live, but by-in-large the church doesn’t read the Bible.”

When we as Christians stand before God, we won’t be able to blame parents, teachers, authors or pastors for their misinterpretations or our lack of knowledge of God’s Word; it’s our responsibility to know Him through His Word.  But the mercy of the Lord is amazing; He sent the Holy Spirit to be our interpreter, IF we open the Bible and spend time with Him, He will teach us!

Ignorance certainly won’t be blissful the day we stand before our God!

Heavenly Father, Your Word is life to us! Being ignorant of Your Word is a tool that Satan has used since the Garden of Eden.  Help us to resist this enemy whose number one goal is to keep us from Knowing You.  Holy Spirit, draw us to your Word, teach us your ways, make us like You and use us for Your Glory!

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller


Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading:  Lamentations 2:1 through Lamentations 4:22

To Protect The Honor of My Name–Ezekiel 20:9,14, 22

Today’s Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 20:1-22:16

In the twenty-first century we don’t hear much about people protecting the honor of their name.  Many may question, “What does that statement mean?”

To me, honoring my name means being a person of my word.

In today’s reading, our Heavenly Father shows the great lengths He will go to protect the honor of His name. To get the full magnitude of what He’s saying you will want to read all of Ezekiel, chapter 20.  Basically the Lord is narrating His history with the Israelites to the prophet, Ezekiel.

“But they rebelled against me and would not listen. They did not get rid of the vile images they were obsessed with, or forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I threatened to pour out my fury on them to satisfy my anger while they were still in Egypt. I didn’t do it, for I acted to protect the honor of my name. I would not allow shame to be brought on my name among the surrounding nations who saw me reveal myself by bringing the Israelites out of Egypt.  –Ezekiel 20:8-9

“But the people of Israel rebelled against me, and they refused to obey my decrees there in the wilderness. They wouldn’t obey my regulations even though obedience would have given them life. They also violated my Sabbath days. So I threatened to pour out my fury on them, and I made plans to utterly consume them in the wilderness. again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name before the nations who had seen my power in bringing Israel out of Egypt.  –Ezekiel 20:13-14

“But their children, too, rebelled against me. They refused to keep my decrees and follow my regulations, even though obedience would have given them life. And they also violated my Sabbath days. So again I threatened to pour out my fury on them in the wilderness. I withdrew my judgment against them to protect the honor of my name before the nations that had seen my power in bringing them out of Egypt.              –Ezekiel 20:21-22

  • I didn’t do it
  • I held back
  • I withdrew my judgment

To protect the honor of My Name.

Friends, our Heavenly Father CANNOT go against His Word.  This is why the Bible is such a treasure. We, mortal, human beings have all the promises of the One, True, Living God at our fingertips.  If He said it, it will come to pass.

Let’s follow the example of our God and protect the honor of our name and the honor of His Name!

Heavenly Father, Your character and integrity are amazing!  Lord, help me to realize that when I take on Your Name I make a daily choice either to honor or dishonor You.  Lord, teach me how to honor Your Name.  Convict me when I miss the mark.  Encourage me when I get it right.  Holy Spirit, stand guard over my mouth.  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14).

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 22:17-23:49; 2 Kings 24:20b-25:2; Jeremiah 52:3b-5; Jeremiah 39:1; Ezekiel 24:1-14

Why Do People Stay On Their Self-Destructive Path? –Jeremiah 8:4-5


Today’s Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 8:4-11:23

Do you ever want to ask a co-worker, friend, or family member…

Why are you determined to destroy your health, finances, career, or family?

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself this same question?

In Jeremiah 8:4-7, the God of the universe gives us a glimpse of His frustrations with His children who continue to take the wrong path:

 “Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord says:

“‘When people fall down, don’t they get up again? 

When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back? 

Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path?
Why do the people of Jerusalem refuse to turn back?

They cling tightly to their lies and will not turn around.
I listen to their conversations and don’t hear a word of truth.

 Is anyone sorry for doing wrong?
Does anyone say, “What a terrible thing I have done”?

No! All are running down the path of sin as swiftly as a horse galloping into battle!
Even the stork that flies across the sky knows the time of her migration, as do the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane.

They all return at the proper time each year.

But not my people!

They do not know the Lord’s laws.”

This makes me so sad.  How many times the Lord, must have looked at my life and said, “What’s wrong with this girl?  Doesn’t she get it?  She’s on the wrong road, why doesn’t she turn back?”

I believe we’re living in the age that Matthew 24:24 talks about, where “even God’s chosen ones can be deceived.”  We must stay close to Him and stay close to His Word.  When you have a question about a path you’re thinking of taking, ask yourself, “What does the Bible stay?”  And don’t move until you find HIS answer.

This was the problem in Jeremiah’s day “they did not know the Lord’s laws;” it’s a big problem in today world too. God’s Word is the solution to getting off the path of self-destruction. Make it a part of your daily life and your path of choice will be completely different.

 

Heavenly Father, forgive us for neglecting Your Word.  Teach us Your ways.  Show us the path we should take.  Holy Spirit, bring Proverbs 3:5-6 to fulfillment in our lives:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 12:1-15:21

4 Things to Do When You Come to a Crossroad–Jeremiah 6:16

Today’s Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 5:20-6:30; 2 Kings 22:3-20; 2 Chronicles 34:8-28

Have you seen the movie Castaway?  My husband and I love it!  It was our first date.  Just imagine…two forty-somethings going on a first date with their two 17 year olds in the back seat!  Hilarious!

Anyway, enough of about that.  There’s a scene at the end of the movie where Tom Hanks is standing in the middle of two roads crossing.  He has four choices: East, West, North, South.  It was a big decision.  He had to decide.

In today’s reading our Heavenly Father gave us some advice for the crossroads in our lives:

This is what the Lord says:

“Stop at the crossroads and look around.

Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.

Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.

But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’  –Jeremiah 6:16-21

Pretty straightforward…

  1. Stop
  2. Look around
  3. Ask for the old, godly way
  4. Walk in it

I don’t know about you, but I’ve skipped all four of those steps too many times.  I was the one saying, “No, that’s not the road I want.” Oh, that I would have always asked for the old, godly way and walked in it. It would have saved me a lot of pain and heartache.

Thankfully, God has had a way of getting me back on track.  His grace and mercy is amazing!

Friends, today’ a new day.  Let’s determine our “crossroads plan” BEFORE we get to the crossroads.

Let’s promise to

–Make no hasty decisions

–Look around and get a good understanding of what’s really going on

–Seek godly advice, go to God’s Word

–Take the godly way

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word.  Thank You for leading us (Proverbs 3:5-6).  Give us wisdom to follow your crossroads instructions.  Use us for Your Glory!

In Jesus’ Name.  Amen and Amen!

 

© 2013 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 23:1-20; 2 Chronicles 34:29-33; 2 Kings 23:21-28; 2 Chronicles 35:1-19; Naham 1:1-3:19

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