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Navigation System

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God directs every detail of your life! God is the ultimate navigation system!

Pray:

Lord, You are true and I want You. I want nothing false. Teach me to walk in truth and wisdom.

Read:

Proverbs 16:1-33

Reflect:

How are the proverbs here speaking to your everyday life?

There are two extremes when it comes to obtaining guidance. One is to suppose that it is all up to us, so why pray about it? The other is to leave it all to God, sit back, and do nothing. A healthy corrective to both extremes is offered here.

It is true that "to fail to plan is to plan to fail." Accordingly, we are encouraged to have and make our plans (1,3,9). We do well to seek the counsel of others, especially the wise and discerning (16,20-23). For alone we can take directions that are disastrous (25), perhaps because we were too proud to seek advice (18) or were involved in some shady dealing (11).

When we commit our plans to the Lord (3), trusting in his forgiveness for our many failings (6), we may encounter surprising results, such as enemies becoming friends (7) and being known in "high places" for our integrity (13).

The God who directs the "chance happenings" of life (33) is well able to work out "everything to its proper end" (4). That includes the details of our lives today. He is the ultimate "navigation system."

Apply:

Consider how you make important decisions. Do you seek the Lord and wise counsel, or do you move on your own?

Pray:

Father God, I place all that I am into Your hands and trust You to lead me in right paths as I seek You.

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