Your Word for This Day: “Living a God-Ordered Life”

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23

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Decisions! Decisions! Life is filled with decisions.  Every day we are alive we have to make choices.  Easy decisions like what to have for breakfast, and more difficult decisions that can have a tremendous effect on our lives and on the lives of those around us. How comforting, then, it is to know that our steps can be ordered by the Lord.  Not just by anyone, but, by the Lord Himself, the One who created the heavens and the earth.  All we have to do is qualify, for the scripture declares a ‘good’ man.

As much as we would like to believe that God orders everyone’s steps, it is important to note that there is a qualifying word: a good man.

What or who is a good man?

This word ‘good’ is not talking about one who does not sin.  Here, ‘good’ refers to one who puts his or her trust in the Living God.  Not only has he put his trust in God and chooses to live a life that is pleasing to Him.  He is not perfect but he has submitted to God’s authority in his life and so he brings delight to the Father. When such is the case, God then assumes the responsibility for His sheep and He orders his steps.  He knows that His sheep will hear His voice and would follow His direction and leading.

Are you a sheep who hears and obeys the voice of your Shepherd?  If you are, then you can rest assured the He will order your steps.  Obedience to the voice of God brings blessings that cannot be measured. If you are not walking in obedience as you should, today is the day to commit yourself to obey the Father so that He can lead you in the way that you have to go.  The stress and the anxiety of making the right decisions will no longer be yours because you now have the Shepherd leading you.  He knows all and so His choices are always the best.

Will you commit your steps to Him so that you can be confident that your choices are God ordained?  Choose to follow Him today. Let today be the start of a wonderful journey with the Lord. I promise you it would be the best decision of your life.

Lord, I want You to delight in me as I walk in obedience to You.  Please take control of my life.  I surrender myself to You and ask You to order my steps every day from now on.  I thank You for hearing and answering the cry of my heart. Thank You for Your peace.   Amen.

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