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Day 16: Faith for Direction

From the 40 Days of Daily Bread Series.
Should I change my job?

When should I buy a house?

What should I say to her?

How should I invest my money?

Should I marry him?

Is it time to start my ministry?

The questions of life never stop needing answers!

fork-in-the-roadDo you ever feel frustrated because God is not a flesh and blood person in the next room that you can easily get into conversation with? Wouldn’t it be easier to be able to walk up to God and ask Him a question and receive just the right answer on the spot? But that is only on a human level. God is more awesome than that. He does stuff to make us say, “Wow!”

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

You need to thoroughly and completely know that He hasn’t just left you to figure everything out on your own. He speaks to us through many venues, but lack of faith can be a hinderance to seeing His answer plainly. Build up your faith in this area by praying or reading aloud verses related to the Lord promising to give us direction. Then when you come to a fork in the road, you will have faith to get you through.

Daily BreadApply the Word

This section is to help us respond to His promptings. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22

  • Pray

Praying scriptures over yourself is wonderful. When you hear the Word your faith rises. Pray the following scriptures:

Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.

The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.

Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,And He will show them His covenant. Psalm 25:4,5,9,10,12,14 NKJV

A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 NKJV

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 NKJV

  • Write

Write the scriptures above or their locations in your journal. Record how you felt after praying them.

What scriptures do you like to use to build up your faith?

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4 thoughts on “Day 16: Faith for Direction

  1. I’m pretty sure I’ve been asking every single one of the questions you listed above, along with many others, over the last few months. I love this advice to pray the scriptures. I’ve recently begun memorizing the book of Phillipians and I have found that in repeating the verses over and over and over again I’ve found deeper meaning in them than I had ever seen there before. It’s helped me these last few weeks when I’m struggling to find the words to pray to reherse my verses. I’m excited to see if I can manage to memorize all 4 chapters, I’m finishing Chapter 1 right now and the last 10 verses are proving to be a challenge.

    • Hi, Andrea. Praying the scriptures is so powerful. Good for you in memorizing Philippians! Philippians is so rich! I’ve never attempted that, but hang in there. What you are experiencing in the process is receiving revelation from mediating on the same verses.

  2. I have done a lot of reflection and writing on this topic! I’ve been faced with so many big decisions and it is SO hard to discern God’s guidance at times. But these suggestions are so full of wisdom 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    • Great to see you again, Nicole! It is difficult to discern sometimes, but then again I don’t think he wants us to struggle. He’s given various ways He speaks into our lives as well as having peace or not with a decision. (I’ve covered all that on various days of this series.) But the more we are in the Word, and I know you are, the more we can know His voice. 🙂

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