Week Three Devotions Written by Various Ministers
Who do you trust? Who do you turn to when you need advice or when big decisions need to be made?
I realize I am blessed. Throughout life, people I both respect and love gave me godly counsel. It started with my parents. They set the direction for my life through their words, actions and example. Then as a teenager, a student minister took the time to personally invest in me. As a young minister serving in full-time ministry for the first time, God sent wiser, more mature ministers who gave me gentle (and sometimes firm) direction. Many times, I wondered why I was so fortunate to have godly people care about me and give me such helpful, spiritual advice. I had done nothing for them; still, they invested in me.
Metaphorically, these individuals put their “strong hand upon me” and pointed me in the right direction, just like the Lord did for Isaiah as written in 8:11.
The Lord places Christ-followers in our lives to give us godly counsel, examples, and guidance—maybe a pastor, a Bible Study leader, a minister, or simply a family member or friend. Offer your prayer today thanking God for these people in your life. And then pray, “God, use me in the same way.”
Posted on Mon, January 11, 2016
by First Baptist Church