“A person plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 (ISV)

Making decisions in life is becoming more and more difficult, especially as options are becoming more abundant. What job should I take? Which direction should I go? Should I pursue this relationship?…and so forth.

Scripture reminds us that we can make our plans, but it is the Lord that will direct our steps. In other words, we must learn how to take our plans to God, and allow His wisdom to guide us in making the best decisions that produce good results.

If we want to honor God with our decisions, we need to include Him in the planning process. Submitting our plans to God shows Him that we trust His direction, and it allows Him to move as He sees fit. Let God direct your steps today!

“The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.” – Psalm 92:12

The life of a believer is sometimes referred to as a plant that blossoms and bears fruit over time. Because of a righteous, healthy seed that is sown in a heart that’s rooted and grounded in the Word of God, the results are growth and increase. 

How deeply are you rooted? In order to flourish, your roots must grow deeply in Christ. When you are plugged in, connected, and faithful to God’s will, there is a blessing on your life that will cause you to blossom, bloom, and flourish—regardless of what season of life you are in. 

“In all these things we are triumphantly victorious due to the one who loved us.”Romans 8:37 (ISV) 

A victorious life in Christ is marked by the courage to rise above the ashes of defeat. Even when we are tempted to fall down and wallow in defeat, God is calling us to a higher level of faith in Him. 

The reason we can overcome every obstacle we face is because Christ has already overcome. His victory is our victory! The same Spirit that raised Him from the dead lives within us. Therefore, we cannot be defeated! 

So light the fire in your heart once again. Fan the flame of faith to rise above anything the enemy tries to throw in your direction. Live with purpose, be inspired, and never allow failure to be your final destination. 

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 

The idea that your failures and mistakes somehow make God not approve you goes against everything Jesus demonstrated on the cross. God loves you more than you can ever imagine. It’s His goodness (not guilt and condemnation) that leads people into repentance. 

The feelings of failure and condemnation need to be confronted with the truth of God’s Word that says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” This is only made possible in the spirit and not the flesh. 

No longer do you have to live with guilt, fear, failure, or condemnation another day in your life. Jesus came to set you free! Now receive it and walk in His perfect peace. 

“Being fully persuaded that God was able to do what He had promised.”Romans 4:21 (BSB) 

Did you know that true Bible faith is something that cannot be forced or conjured up in the natural? It is not wishful thinking or having a strong desire for something. 

What is true Bible faith? Faith is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by human effort alone. Here’s the concept. Scripture tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17). After we have heard and believed the Word, something supernatural (faith) is being birthed on the inside. 

Faith for the believer is a divine persuasion and therefore distinct from human belief, yet involving it. The Spirit of God continuously births faith in the heart of every believer so they can know His will, follow His plan, and fulfill His purpose for their lives. 

In essence, faith begins where the will of God is known. Therefore, you don’t have true Bible faith until you know God’s will for a thing. By the way, His Word is His will. When you receive His Word, you are developing a divine persuasion that His promises are true and will come to pass His way and in His timing.