“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake…” Psalm 23:1-6
The baseline for lack and want in the lives of multitudes is absence of divine guidance. The material world was created by God and the Creator has details about His world that the created does not have. That’s why when you see people pursuing materiality at the expense of spirituality they will end up in poverty because it is the spirit that created the material.
What is divine guidance?
I see divine guidance as allowing God to have the final say in running the affairs of your life and destiny. Man is a free moral agent. You can choose to obey God, insult him or ignore him. In your search for the new dawn, divine guidance is inevitable. The new things God will do are hidden. You don’t know them but God does. (Isaiah 48:6) There is what that new thing is, there is how to get it. All these are detailed and they are unfolded to you by divine guidance. Wherever God leads the way is where your blessing and new dawn is unfolded. Without His guidance life will be full of woes. (Isaiah 30:1-3. Isaiah 31:1-3)
If you desire a thing take that desire to Him and examine it. When you go where God is not sending you, you will go down. The people that say they want to help you also need help. Without God’s guidance you are heading for a fall. If you miss it in guidance you will soon be grounded because there is no force on earth that can take man to where he ought to be apart from divine guidance. Guesswork and illusions must stop. Without clear direction from Him you will suffer. Proverbs 16:25 Missing the ways of God is following the ways of death. Even your money must be used according to the provider’s details not according to your desires. You are not destined to copy someone else.
There is a blueprint for your life and it is not in your hand. He unfolds it to you in phases because you can’t carry it all at once. But some of you because you think God is not digital he seems analogue, you want to fast track your journey. You can’t. God is not a way, He is the way. This world is a jungle of wild beasts. That’s why God promised us that He will rid the earth of wild beasts. (Ezekiel 34:25)
The Holy Spirit is our guide that helps us navigate life without destroying ourselves. Offer yourself the guidance that your life needs and deserves. (Psalm 23:4) It’s divine guidance that keeps you safe from hurt. Everyone may think you’re taking a risk that does not make sense but if God is leading the way you can rest assured of the outcome. Whatever he asks you to do don’t just do it, do it fast. Delay is dangerous.The Holy Spirit is our guide that helps us navigate life without destroying ourselves. When God leads the outcome is assured. -@DavidOyedepoMin Click To Tweet
The new dawn agenda is packaged with all of His mercies and goodness. That is when the Lord is your shepherd. It is only those who are guided by him that will have the right of access. (Deuteronomy 32:9-14) When He leads the way you will not lack beauty, sweetness and colour. You are custom built for divine guidance. You are not made to live independent of your Creator. (Jeremiah 10:23) God is the carrier and he has started from the womb. (Isaiah 46:3-4) Will you allow Him to carry you?You're custom built for divine guidance. You're not made to live independent of your Creator. -@DavidOyedepoMin Click To Tweet
Relevance of divine guidance in accessing the blessings of the new dawn
The new dawn pertaining to everybody is not anywhere it is only somewhere. There’s a place to be. When your location is right your allocation is constant. In case anyone here has been displaced by misdirection, may the Lord restore you to your place. There is what to do, you can’t just be doing everything. There is where to move, there’s the how. The labour of the foolish wearies everyone of them because he does not know how to go to the city. (Ecclesiastes 10:15) You can only unravel the issue of what, where and how by divine guidance. From now you will get your bearing right. When you begin to see struggling, stress beyond normal, check it. You might have missed it somewhere. Seek divine guidance.
To generate new results you need to develop new approach from God. Give God the right of way to lead you. Humble yourself before Him because only the meek will He guide in judgment. (Psalm 25:9). The meeker you are the higher you fly in the school of divine guidance. Be teachable and correctable. (James 4:7-10) When God is leading the way He goes before the led. (John 10:4-5) When you carry His presence you begin to make the difference. He goes with you (Psalm 23:1-4), works with you (Mark 16:20), works through you (Philippians 2:13) and works for you. (1Thessalonians 5:24). Beginning from now let’s follow the example of the master. Don’t do anything without His approval. (John 5:30) Even the best of your efforts still needs His signature before you can commend yourself that you have done it well. A people led by God are about to be released. They will be pacesetting and trailblazing by divine guidance. (Joel 2:11). No one shall take your place in the name of Jesus.There's a place to be. When your location is right your allocation is constant. -@DavidOyedepoMin #ANewDawn Click To Tweet
Life takes on a whole new meaning when you become a member of God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ. If you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, or if you want to rededicate your life to Him, please pray this prayer with the whole of your heart: “Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Saviour. I want to serve you always.”
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