Bible Promise for the Day – Getting God’s Daily Guidance

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”

As Christians, there will be times in your life when you do not know which way to turn. Our Lord has promised guidance, as we see in the above Scripture verse for today’s daily devotional.

David is a good example of this. There were times he clearly had God’s guidance, and there were other times when he did not know what to do. We also see that he usually waited on the Lord whenever he could.

On other occasions, decisions had to be made on the spot – sometimes they were life and death decisions. At those times, he did not receive clear and conscience guidance from the Lord, but looking over his life, it is undeniable that God was often guiding even in those decisions.

The key is that David lived to accomplish God’s will and to please God. He prayed often and stayed in the Word. When it came time for decisions, he sought God’s will carefully. At other times, his knowledge of the Word helped him to make the right decisions – and God guided him through those rough times.

Our verse for today tells us that God delights in the individual who is following His will. Yes, that includes regularly going to church, daily Bible reading, living a godly life, praying, etc. That individual has the promise that God will guide you through thick or thin times.

Bible Promise for the Day – The Power of Prayer

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

I John 3:22 “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

There is much that can be said about prayer. The thing that makes it worthwhile is that God hears the prayers of His children. He wants to hear them. In fact, God even identifies Himself as a prayer-hearing God.

If you think about the many miraculous accounts found in the Bible, prayer was behind many of them. The account often goes like this: trouble came, people grew fearful and then prayed, and God miraculously delivered. God enjoys answering the prayers of believing people.

Even better, though, God enjoys those who seek Him daily and want to please Him. He even tells us that He actually takes delight in the prayers of people who live for Him: “but the prayer of the upright is his delight” (Proverbs 15:8).

Too many Christians pray to be able to say they did, but they cannot really say that their prayers are being answered. Their prayers are often so general that they could not really tell whether God answered them or not. Specific prayers are needed, and we only learn how to pray right when we draw close to Him.

If we say that we do not have time – then you are just too busy and really are not interested in doing His will anyway. God has a plan for every believer and He wants us to try it out and prove that it is good (Romans 12:1,2). For those who are not interested in God’s will for them, He says: “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination” (Pr 28:9).

The above Bible verse is powerful – and plain. Take time to obey God and you can see answered prayers. What a joy it is when we see them being answered regularly! If you are too busy – that’s OK, but don’t expect your prayers to be answered, either.

The above prayer promise, if followed, would enable any believer to see the power of prayer and of God. He still answers prayer!

Bible Promise of the Day – The Promise of Guidance

God's Promises Are Ever Faithful
God’s Promises Are Ever Faithful

Psalm 32:8,9 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.”

Many times in the Bible believers are given the promise that God will guide. The above Bible verses are merely one example.

As the verses teach, a believer can expect God to guide them through the day. This does not mean an audible voice or a roadmap. He speaks primarily through the Scriptures, and in our hearts, and sometimes through the circumstances we face.

The only way a Christian can hear Him speaking, however, is to walk close to Him. This means putting away known sin and making yourself available for service – all day long. As you know, it is easy to get too busy to hear Him speaking in your heart, and then opportunities are missed.

The Christian that wants God’s guidance can have it. As God tells us in this verse, don’t be like a horse or other animal that has to be forced to go this way or that. God loves us and he does not force us to obey Him. The child of God should love the Lord and gladly want to do His will, since it leads to blessing.

Oftentimes, when you do not know what to do, it is good to stop and ask for guidance and sit down and spend some extra time reading the Bible. If an answer does not come right away, you may need to wait for it – but stay in the Word and prayer. Be careful not to make decisions before praying about them and making sure you really want His will alone.