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Monday, May 23, 2011 6:43 AM

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Monday, May 23, 2011 6:43 AM
Monday, May 23, 2011 6:43 AM

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011

"The Lord watches over the path of the godly." Ps 1:6 NLT

God will speak to you: (1) Through relationships. Sometimes He will give you direct revelation, but often He will speak to you through relationships. His Word says: "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you" (Heb 13:7 NIV). Who speaks into your life? To whom are you submitted? Without good input you will live unprotected and undirected. (2) Through your gifts. "A man's gift makes room for him" (Pr 18:16 NAS). When God is directing your steps you won't need to kick the door open or force your way in. Your gift will bring a solution and meet a need; therefore, you'll be welcomed, valued and rewarded. (3) Through your thoughts. "We have the mind of Christ" (1Co 2:16 NIV). When our minds are renewed by His Word and lined up with His will, God actually thinks through us. Consider what an advantage that is! (4) Through open doors. Paul wrote, "For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries" (1Co 16:9). God will open doors for you, but you must remember that with every opportunity He gives, challenges come too. That's what builds your faith and strengthens you for the future. (5) Through "a word" of confirmation. "Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it" (Isa 30:21). Note the word "behind." This word comes after you obey God, letting you know you've made a good decision and that you're on the right track. Yes, you can be led by God. His Word says: "The Lord watches over the path of the godly."

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