REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 16, 2013. Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA).
Spiritual Food for Thought for This Weekend
“Wisdom from the Lord”
Proverbs 16:2, 9, 32
“All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord . . . In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps . . . Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”
These are the two wise words from the Lord for us today:
First, since conquering oneself is harder than taking a city, we need Jesus! Let’s work on controlling our desires through God’s word and Spirit.
Second, it is easy for us to rush into decisions. It is easy for us to be filled with worries. We need to be still and surrender our plans to Jesus. Remember—In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Spend some time praying over decisions that are before you. Don’t go ahead of God. Be still and rest in Him.
I try to pray over future decisions I make by journaling it in question form. For example, Lord, what do you want me to do about the open door in Germany?… Lord, do you want me to pursue further education? etc. As I write out the questions I pray over them. Then later I get to see how God determined my steps.
Prayer: Jesus, conquer my heart. I want to surrender my character to your Lordship. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: Revelation 18