It Is Wise To Ask God For Directions Each Day

It Is Wise To Ask God For Directions Each Day
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“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.” (Psalm 143:8 NIV)

In our modern lives, we are compelled to be organized to ensure we get everything done on time and efficiently. We may even go to bed with a well-planned list of things we want to accomplish the next day. We may be excited to go to a long-anticipated event tomorrow after a well-deserved night of rest. Despite all that preparation, the wise person always schedules some time early in the morning to check in with the Lord. He must be our very first priority each day.

The psalmist said he was excited to hear about God’s unfailing love each morning! Why? He placed his utmost trust in the Lord, and it was reassuring to hear each morning that God still loved him. Regardless of what happened yesterday or what may be anticipated, it is important to be reassured of God’s unfailing love!

Next, the wise sage asked God were to walk that day. As a person who was given, or submitted, to God, he did not want to be out of step with the rhythms of God’s grace in his life. Just consider how wise it is to ask God for direction before you take the next steps in your day. Timing is so important. The sequence of steps can make all the difference in the outcome of a challenge you must face. A phone call reaching someone at precisely the right moment can be a game-changer!

The wise writer of the following proverb knew these realities all too well: