DIRECTED BY THE LORD

The Word: Psalm 37: 23(KJV)

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Dig Deeper: Psalm 37: 23(LIV)

23 The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take. 24 If they fall, it isn’t fatal, for the Lord holds them with his hand.

Think about it

DIRECTED BY THE LORD

Psalm 37: 23 (NLT)
23  The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,
    for the Lord holds them by the hand.

There are many truths in our text today:
– The Lord directs the steps of the godly. 

One of the ways God directs is through his word. The Lord is the word, the word is the Lord. Our Lord Jesus is the word in bodily form. To direct is to channel in a particular way. To consciously influence towards a path. In other words God consciously influence or channels my path and your path. Even when we don’t know, God influences our lives in line with his will.
We read that Jesus is the one that has the keys of David. He opens a door no one can shut. He is also the one who shuts a door no one can open. So God will consciously open a door or shut a door to direct us. The NLT says: He delights in every detail of their lives. So God takes special interest in me and you.
 
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,
    for the Lord holds them by the hand.

There are times we stumble and we are unsure. Atimes we make mistakes. Other times we may be overwhelmed. If we are connected and love the Lord, We must exercise faith and trust in those times that because God delights in our ways, he is consciously shaping, directing, influencing what happens to us even when don’t know how things will turn out.

Nuggets: 
My steps are ordered by the Lord.

Our memory verse for April 2018
Psalm 119: 130

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
Line 2: It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord thank you because my steps are ordered by you.

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren 

The Word: Deuteronomy 2: 2 – 3(KJV)

2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying,

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

Dig Deeper: Daniel 43: 18-19(KJV)

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Think about it

REVISTING THE PROMISES FOR THIS YEAR
As we have come to a weekend of seeking God and in a month of focus on God’s word, it is important to appreciate that God’s prophecy or promises are equally as powerful or potent as the scriptures. 
The bible is documented promises or words inspired by the Holy Spirit. A direct word to the house is a Rhema (word in real time) which is equally as powerful and relevant for our year. 

Our father said this year is our year of NEXT LEVEL and we said NEXT LEVEL is changing position upwards, moving to the next stage spiritually, physically, maritally as a Church and in every spect of our lives. But for many of us and the church does it look like next level right now? Perhaps many will answer: NO

For some people it might even look like a lower level. But we must not forget that God said we should be expectant of four things.
– New things. He will do New things
– Restructuring. Our lives will need to be restructured and reorganised
– It’s OK to take a step back in order to leap forward
– He will take away all reproach.

Remember Haggai 2:9 The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former. It may not yet look like NEXT LEVEL but God’s word is settled forever. That is what he said. Let’s key in and align ourselves to this. 

Nuggets: 
God’s word is like the rain and the snow. It will accomplish what’s it’s been sent to do

Our memory verse for April 2018
Psalm 119: 130

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
Line 2: It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord help me to align myself to your word of prophecy

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren

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