Stepping Stones: Map To The Promised Land

Stepping Stones: Map To The Promised Land
June 6, 2010 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip

Hopefully, as you have been with us, you have recognized an area of emphasis we consistently focus on: Decision-Making. Life all comes down to choices and the decisions we make at many forks in the road. Amazing as it seems, we make, 5000 – 10000 decisions per day, actually a conservative estimate.

God gave us the Best Instruction Book for Living Everyday because He is all about helping us make choices. Perhaps the biggest choice is whether or not we are going to Trust Him to guide us and to trust the guidance He gives us.

The Bible promises us that if we follow God, all things will work together for our good. I have found this to be so true. As I trust Jesus to help me make the right choices, I know without a doubt that no matter how things may look right now, in the end they will work out for the best. His way is always the best way … and His time, the best time.

Why should you trust God?

First of all, He loves you more than you love you…He sacrificed more for you than you ever sacrificed for you. In fact, He loves you so much that He gave up heaven and then died on the cross…for you. His love is perfect—and nothing can ever separate you from that love. You are important to him.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death
nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

Second, he knows what is best. He knows what is best for you in the here and now…and even more important, He knows what is best for you in eternity. He sees the whole picture…a perspective we can never have. Today’s scripture beautifully expresses the blessing of trusting Him in all planning and decisions.

And last, he is able. He has the power to work things out for your good.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28

Today, choose to trust His way in a trouble spot for you. “Why?” you may ask. Well we laid out our case above, but what else are you going to trust? Yourself, other people, material things, your looks…has that strategy really delivered the abundant life, the Promised Land you yearn for? Trust Him, you will never regret it.
Click here to share your perspective about trusting Him.

Dear Father God, forgive me for the times I thought I knew more than You. I know that You love me and want only what is best for me. And I know that no matter how things may look sometimes, Your way is always the best way. Help me to trust You more and choose to do things Your way. I pray this and all prayers in the name of the one I trust completely, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!

The Truth
You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set.
Psalm 119:1-3

“The Lord your God will then make you successful in everything you do. The Lord your God will delight in you if you obey his voice and keep the commands and decrees written in this Book of Instruction, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul. This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you to understand, and it is WITHIN REACH. The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.
“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.
Deut 30:9a,10-11,14-16

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