You’ve given the Lord your life, but have you given Him your day? Seeking God’s direction and provision for each day should be a priority in our thoughts, prayers, and decisions. While we can’t know what the future holds, He has complete understanding and wisdom to direct our paths, not only in the crucial decisions, but in our daily concerns.
In this message, Dr. Stanley addresses the importance of looking to God for everyday guidance. No part of our lives is to be lived independently of our wise and loving Creator. When we learn to seek Him for every need and concern, we give Him rightful place as Lord of our lives.
Do you ask the Lord to show you His will, or do you decide each day how you want to live and what you will do? The reality is that seldom do people give God much thought when it comes to their daily lives. This is understandable for those who don’t know Him, but for those of us who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, seeking God’s direction and provision for each day should be a priority in our thoughts, prayers, and decisions.
Although we may be tempted to relegate God’s will only to spiritual matters, if Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, there is no part of our lives about which He is not concerned and over which He does not have the right to rule.
The will of God is the principle by which we should live every single day. To live independently without asking the Lord for His guidance and provision reveals that we don’t think we need Him. Although we might readily deny this, what we truly believe is not demonstrated so much by our words but by our attitudes, conduct, and habits. If we believe what the Bible says about God, then we understand that He is sovereign over every area of our lives and that submission to Him as Lord is essential. Therefore, we should continually aim to please and honor Him in all we do by seeking His guidance in our relationships, financial decisions, work issues, and every other daily concern.