‘…the Lord…has pleasure in [our] prosperity.’ Psalm 35:27 NKJV
God delights in seeing His children succeed; what good parent wouldn’t? Jesus said, ‘If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!’ (Matthew 7:11 NKJV)
David wanted to build the temple, but God chose his son Solomon instead. Sometimes our desires differ from God’s, so we need to consult Him before we make a move. Usually God reveals His plan one step at a time. If your desire for something stays, it’s one indication that God is leading you. So look for the signs, listen to the Holy Spirit, prayerfully evaluate everything, read your Bible, and pray, pray, pray, asking God for wisdom and expect it. And don’t be selective about who you’re willing to receive wisdom from. After all, God once spoke through a donkey and changed history. The Bible says, ‘…Ask…God, and He will give it to you.’ (James 1:5 NLT) Wisdom is the ability to see and understand things through God’s eyes. What an advantage! The Psalmist says, ‘The entrance of Your words gives…understanding…’ (Psalm 119:130 NKJV) When God saves you, He renews your mind because that’s the drawing-board for your future. Mind management should be one of your top priorities: ‘…Whatsoever things are…good…think on these things.’ (Philippians 4:8 KJV) Don’t justify failure another day; refuse to stay bogged down; stop placing blame on others. Instead circle today’s date on your calendar and declare that the best days of your life are beginning—right now!
SoulFood: Gen 4–6, Matt 17:14–27, Ps 40:9–17, Pro 6:6–8
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