Daily Devotional for Friday August 11, 2017

Scripture:

Proverbs 20:24 (NASB) Man’s steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand his way?

Observation:

Some people think that if we do God’s will, we have no choice in life. We do have a choice, but one way leads to death and one way leads to eternal life. Doing God’s will is about control – not Him controlling us, but us giving up our control and letting God do what is needed. It sounds easy, but giving up OUR way of life or OUR will to God can hurt. Some of us like being in charge. We can keep doing that, but we will live life struggling for the next “high.” Sometimes, we think we are in control. If we were to really look at our lives, we’ll find that our lives are controlled by the mortgage payment (must work more to pay), the drugs/alcohol (addiction), or sitting around doing nothing (laziness). I don’t know about you, but I would rather He be in control because I know His ways are better than mine. He loves me all the time. 

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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