Scripture Reading: Psalm 73:24
It is a new day. The Lord made it possible. Let’s bless the Holy name of the Lord, no matter what our yesterday was. He is starting a new chapter for you. It is the Lord’s desire, and perfect will, to give you counsel. Isaiah 50:4-5 says, “The sovereign Lord has taught me what to say, so that I can strengthen the weary. Every morning he makes me eager to hear what he is going to teach me. The Lord has given me understanding, and I have not rebelled or turned away from him”.
One of the qualities of a disciple is that he must be willing to learn. The Lord once spoke to my heart, he said, “The day you stop learning, I will stop teaching! GOD CANNOT TEACH SOMEBODY WHO FEELS HE HAS KNOWN IT ALL. God’s ways are not our ways. He does something new every day. For you to be part of this new thing that the Lord is doing, you must be willing to learn. You must study His word to find his counsel. Psalm 119:99 says, “I understand more than my teachers, because I meditate on your instructions”. The Lord said to Ezekiel in Ezekiel 3:1, “Mortal man, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the people of Israel.” Daniel said, “In the first year of his reign, I was studying the sacred books and thinking about the 70 years that Jerusalem would be in ruins, according to what the Lord had told Prophet Jeremiah” (Daniel 9:2). Daniel saw this truth because he studied the sacred books (Bible). Dearest in Christ, life is in the books, success is in the books, prosperity is in the books, name it, it is there in the books (Bible). But it is unfortunate. How many people or how many Christians still study the bible today?
The Psalmist calls our attention to the counsel of the Lord where he says, “You will guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to honor and glory” (AMP). And to Joshua the Lord said, “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success”. There is something about the word of the Lord in the mouth of a believer. The Lord told Ezekiel to eat the scroll (the word) and here he says to Joshua, “This book (the word) should not depart out of your mouth“. Beloved, do you know the Lord is talking to you right now about eating the word of God. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes out of God’s mouth”. The crux is seeking the Lord’s counsel. Are you ready to seek the Lord’s counsel? Then the question is, “When and where do I seek the Lord’s counsel?”. Are you taking this devotional reflection as the Lord’s counsel? Are you seeking, and receiving? Set out a particular time when you will have minimum distractions daily. Then Go into the presence of the Lord in prayer, and begin to open the books (Bible) and other spiritual writings. In so doing, you will find the Lord’s counsel. Dearest in Christ, begin from today, if you have not been doing so, to open the books and you will find good success in every area of your life.
- Take a moment to worship God sincerely from your heart.
- Pray that the Lord will give you the grace to start a covenant time with him where you go and eat at the table of His word.
- Pray that the Lord will give you a willing heart to always accept His counsel even when it goes against your own will.
- Pray for all those in authority that they will have a disciple’s ear to hear the Lord’s counsels.
- Pray for your children, your husband, your wife, your parents, brothers and sister, friends and neighbours that they will seek the Lord’s counsels in all that they do.
Exercise: Find a quiet time and place, then read Proverbs 4:1-27
Memory Verse: Psalm 63:1