Lord, today we pray for honesty.
Help us to choose our words wisely, speaking what other need to hear, not what others want to hear.
Help us to speak what you want us to say to others.
We pray that we won't forget that honesty is what will help us in this world.
We pray that we may keep our honesty throughout the week.
In Jesus Name we pray amen.
I decree and declare that I will speak to others and represent God well at the same time.
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”
Ephesians 4:14-15 NIV
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God’s Will, Your Desires — They Fit
Bible Reading: Psalm 37:1-7
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4
”I’M DOING all that universal-will stuff,” Natalie says. “But I have to decide what school to attend and what major to declare and what classes to take. And I have my eye on this guy. Where does he fit into God’s plans?”
If you’re committed to following God’s clear, universal will, it’s time to dig in and discover God’s specific will day by day. You can seek his plans for you through a four-step process:
Let’s say you’re living God’s universal will-and you have sought his specific will in Scripture, prayer, counsel, and circumstances. So how do you decide what to do? It’s simple. Do what you want to do. If you put God first in your life, he promises to give you the desires of your heart (see Psalm 37:4). And guess what? If what you want somehow doesn’t line up with God’s will, he will kindly make that clear to you.
REFLECT: Which steps to finding God’s specific will do you have a handle on? Which do you need to put into practice?
PRAY: Spend a few moments now talking to God about his will in your life.
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