Saturday, January 26, 2008

Finding The Best Route

Is it true that men have an “ego thing” that keeps them from asking for directions? I have a feeling there may be some truth to that, but I am also quite sure that women have a bit of the “ego thing” too. No matter what gender we are, there are times we could save ourselves a lot of aggravation if we would just ask for directions from someone who knows. When it comes to the way we should live and what we should do with our lives – there is no one who knows better than the One who created us.

Our physical make up and natural abilities give us some hint as to what general direction we should take in life. For instance, an 18 year-old fellow - 5'0" weighing 120 lbs. most likely is not meant to become a professional football player.

God gives us directions and guidance for our lives in the Scriptures. God's Word will help us to identify roads we clearly should avoid - roads that lead to danger and harm not only to us but also those around us. It also guides us to the best route we need to take in order to accomplish His purpose for our lives.

As we pray and ask for more specific direction – The Holy Spirit will “fine tune” our spiritual vision. Now we can more clearly see the best route to take. He advises us and watches over us all along the way. James 1:5-6 NLT says: “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone.” We can rest assured, He is ready to give us directions.

People like Pastors, teachers, friends and family members can also be a source of good advice, as long as that advice is in harmony with the Word of God.

Our Heavenly Father promised, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.I will advise you and watch over you.” He does that through our physical make up, the Scriptures, prayer and Godly people. He provides all these sources of help so we have every opportunity to find and get on the best route for our life.


Let’s pray –
Father, we are so grateful that you have planned the best route for our life. You even have provided us with the best directions for getting on that route. Thank you Lord! We ask you now, please help us not to take any exits – no matter how tempting – but to stay on the road you have planned, until we finally arrive at the ultimate purpose you have in mind for us.
Amen


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6 comments:

Pastor John said...

Hi Iver and Donna,
I love your blog and page. Keep up the good work. I will put a link to your site on my site.
The design is so easy to read and follow.
God's Word is our food. We need not worry about overeating.
God's richest blessing to you in '08.
Your friend, Pastor John

Anonymous said...

Iver,
I met you at WCAG. When John retired, I moved to a new church plant, Harvest Bible Chapel, meeting at Double Tree at 10:30.
I love receiving your Promises from God and just realized that I could read your message and reply.
Grace & Peace, Rick Dawson

Anonymous said...

Not taking exits is a lot easier as we get older. I wish they were easier to avoid when we are young.

michelle heilweck said...

Thank you! That was awesome! I needed that! I appreciate you!
Michelle Heilweck

Anonymous said...

Iver and Donna,
I just opened your blog and have been blessed reading everything in it. It is the willing heart that God uses in ministry; age, gender, or even disability cannot stop the work of the Lord. Thank you for putting me on your list.

God Bless you both....John Lanham

Anonymous said...

Today's bible verse once again hit the spot!!! Thank you Iver!!! God Bless