June 10, 2009

Divinely Directed

Written by Boyd Bailey

Divinely Directed… “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” Proverbs 21:1

Like the curvy course of a river, the Lord’s hand directs the heart of a man or woman. The ride may seem rough at times and even feel dangerous, but Providence leads wherever He pleases. Enjoy the ride and do not be overwhelmed by circumstances out of your control. The Lord’s leadership in your life is a great adventure full of faith and uncertainty. The Holy Spirit is your guide, so go with Him and you will travel well.

It may be you are depending on someone else to facilitate an opportunity for advancement. You do not have to fret, because God has their heart in the palm of His hand. Just like the King who ask Nehemiah what he needed, and the Lord provided through this faithless, but powerful and resourceful leader. “And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my requests” (Nehemiah 2:8b).

You can be at peace with God’s provision. It may not originate where you expect, but you can be certain nothing can cease the supply of Christ’s endless endowment. Your eternal resources never run their course. When you traffic in the will of God, you will receive everything you need to carry out His assignment. Pray for favor from an influencer over the area in which you need assistance. Show up when ask, and then speak boldly on behalf of God. “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness (Acts 4:31 NKJV)”.

Lastly, look to the Lord who can change men’s minds to serve His purposes. In your own strength you feel powerless to affect much needed outcomes, but in His power the results are staggering. It is better to wait on God’s directive than to strive without Him. “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (Isaiah 30:8). For whom can I pray for the Lord to direct their heart? What does God want to place in my heart for His purposes?

Related Readings: Ezra 7:27; Proverbs 20:24; Acts 7:10; Revelation 17:17

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