Daily Devotion

July 2, 2016

Your personalized road map

“Who works out everything in conformity with…his will.”

Eph 1:11 NIV

The Bible says before you were born: “Every day of [your] life was recorded…Every moment…laid out before a single day had passed” (Ps 139:16 NLT). God personalized a road map for your life “in conformity with…his will.” And it’s your job to discover it and walk within its confines. A respected pastor says: “You may know your ultimate destination, but need guidance on how to get there. First and foremost, ‘God’s Word is a lamp for your feet and a light for your path’ (Ps 119:105). He sees the big picture…the shortcuts and pitfalls…Don’t look for external guidance…the Holy Spirit lives inside you, and it’s from within that you’ll get the inside track.” Meditate on these Scriptures and make them personal prayers: “God has made us what we are…to do good works, which [He] planned in advance for us to live our lives doing” (Eph 2:10 NCV). “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives” (Ps 37:23 NLT). “You clear the way for me, and now I won’t stumble” (Ps 18:36 CEV). “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take” (Pr 3:6 NLT). “Behind you a voice will say, ‘This is the way you should go,’ whether to the right or…left” (Isa 30:21 NLT). At the end of his life Paul could say, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2Ti 4:7). Notice, sometimes Paul had to “fight” to stay on course, but by God’s grace he made it—and so will you!