God is in Charge

Another amazing proverb is Proverbs 20:24...

Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, how then can man understand his way?

The longer I live, the less I understand lots of things. At least I am willing to admit it!

Another translation states..."ordered by the Lord" It is very comforting to know God has ordered my steps. It means He is in charge and I can follow Him which is what I should be doing anyway!

My encouragement to you is to stay close to God and His Word. Know that your day is ordered by the Lord. Enjoy the ride. Even if the day does not go the way you want, likely it has gone the way God wants it to go!

Have a great day! ~Pastor Randy

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What Is In A Name

Proverbs 18:10 is one of the greatest proverbs of all time...

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.

What is in a name? If it is the name of the Lord...EVERYTHING! A strong tower represents a lookout that has the ability to protect and the ability to have a perspective that you cannot have on the ground.

Think of being in a car and running smack into a big tree head on!!!! Yikes! God is that tree. Except this time, instead of getting hurt, we are going to get help!

If needed today, you are encouraged and invited to RUN INTO GOD! You won't get hurt, you will get loved! Have a great day. ~Pastor Randy

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Are You a Peacemaker

Proverbs 17:14 states...

The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.

Not everyone is a peacemaker. However, every marriage needs at least one. Not every family has children that are all peacemakers, yet every family needs at least one child who is a peacemaker. Not every business has every employee who are peacemakers, yet they need a few. Not every church has all people seeking peace, yet every church needs as many peacemakers as possible.

Ask God to help you to be a peacemaker today!

Have a great day. ~Pastor Randy

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Wisdom & Understanding

Proverbs 19:8 states...

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good.

Wisdom and understanding are two important words in the book of Proverbs. I think we all recognize they are important. My question for us today is what will we intentionally do to gain both of them in our lives today?

Wisdom and understanding applied in everyday situations and every day circumstances can really make a big difference. Perhaps spend some time reading Proverbs in the next few days looking for these two words and be encouraged to apply them to daily life. That is the point of this devotional.

Have a great day. ~Pastor Randy

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A Dangerous Snare

Proverbs 16:18 states...

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.

Every gift, every talent, every ability we possess is a gift from God. Therefore, I believe all the glory should go to God for all of our accomplishments on earth. We will get the applause but God deserves the glory!

Thinking more of our self than we ought is a dangerous snare. Thinking we do not need God's help on SOME THINGS is the worst snare of them all.

Before a phone call, before a conversation, before anything we do throughout the day, if we could just have the presence of mind to whisper, "God, please help me." I believe that is a game changer and will make a huge difference.

I try to do that every day, I encourage you to do the same. Have a great day. ~Pastor Randy

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