For we are God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do the good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
We were uniquely made by God and for God’s purpose. Nothing about you is an accident. God knew you before you were born and He put a desire in your heart for a purpose that He planned long ago. You are never too young or too old to find your purpose in life. Step out in faith and ask God for guidance and direction to fulfilling your God given dreams. Don’t let doubt or the devil keep you from being all you can be for the Lord.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
Even on our best days we may struggle to find the words to pray. We may lack the wisdom to know exactly what we need but the Holy Spirit is there to help us. And on our worse days, we may come before God feeling defeated and overwhelmed to the point where words cannot convey what we want or need to say. Tears may stream down our face as we humbly come before the almighty God. It’s okay if we don’t have the right words or any words at all. The Holy Spirit searches our heart, will intercede for us and help us by interpreting what is in our heart. The Holy Spirit that lives in us also helps us to remember God’s promises, reminds us of God’s love, acts as a comforter in our suffering and gives us strength. Let the Holy Spirit work in you, lead you and guide you through prayer and in life.
I will meditate on your precepts, and contemplate your ways.
A precept is a command or a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. Instead of focusing on your problems or things that upset, disappoint or annoy you consider the way God wants you to deal with them. Think about how He wants you to respond. Refer to the scriptures and be mindful and obedient to God’s Word so that His precepts may direct you in the way you should go. God’s ways are pure and good and they are always better than our own. Keep God’s Word in your heart and let it guide your steps through life.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.
God loves us so much that He gave us commands to obey that will lead us towards His goodness and mercy and away from a path that leads to destruction. If left to our own devices, we would stumble and fall into a life of sin. But God had mercy on us and sent the Holy Spirit to guide us onto the straight and narrow path that leads to God. In order to be led by the Holy Spirit, we must have a teachable heart, which goes hand in hand with humility. We must have a willingness to learn and to receive instruction, which sometimes comes in the form of correction. Trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and you will never be led astray.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
The Bible, which is the Word of God, isn’t some old irrelevant book of stories. It is alive and active today and forever. If you begin to read God’s Word daily, I promise, it will start to change your life. Ask God to reveal His Word to you. You’ll see how much He really loves you, His promises and His will for your life. Whatever you are going through the answer is found in God’s Word because it contains infinite wisdom from the Lord. Use it to guide you through life, to convict you when you need correction and to nourish your soul every day.
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
The most important thing you can do to start your day is to spend time with the Lord in prayer. Thank Him for waking you up and giving you another day of life. Praise the Him for His goodness and His mercy that starts new every morning. Lay your requests and concerns at His feet. Invite Him into every part of your day. Be consistent and diligent with your prayers, always praying with the confidence that God hears you. Make time to pray every morning and ask God to give you the peace and guidance you need to go through your day.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Trust in the Lord, not in yourself, not in your own wisdom, understanding or feelings. Not in your education, in your profession or in the world. Trust in God the Father at all times. Trust in His love, grace and mercy. God knows everything from the beginning to the end. He knew you before you were born and He knows the plans He has for your future. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, surrender to His will, obey His commands and know that He loves you with an everlasting love. Trust in the Word of God to guide and direct you and in His promises for He is faithful. We may not have the answers but we know the One who does. Jesus is the answer.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
God is the giver all good things including wisdom. We need God’s spiritual wisdom in our everyday lives to navigate this world. When you have a decision to make take it to the Lord in prayer. God is all-knowing, He knows your past, your present and your future. Bring your concerns to Him with sincerity and humility. Ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom to make good and right decisions. He promises that if you come to Him by faith asking for wisdom it will be given to you.
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
If you are at a crossroad in your life or have an important decision to make and you’re not sure which path to take listen closely to the Holy Spirit, who will guide you onto the right path. Humbly and earnestly seek guidance through prayer, fasting and studying the Word of God. The Holy Spirit also helps you in your day to day life keeping you on the right path just like the shepherd guides his sheep. The Word of God and the Holy Spirit are always there to direct you in the way you should go.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Everyone has days when they feel discouraged. You might be having a really bad day when nothing seems to go right and you just feel like giving up. Those are the kind of days when all you can do is turn to God and give it all to Him. When you do, He reminds you that no matter what you’re going through He is with you and He will never leave you. He will always be there to guide you, to strengthen you and to protect you. Trust in the Lord and He will give you the courage to keep on going.