Verse of the Day

"Plans fail for lack of counsel."

~Proverbs 15:22

Today's Devotional Thought

January 10, 2013 by Rachel Piferi


Godly Counsel

When you have a problem or something that you need to talk about with another person, who do you turn to? In our Bible Study, "My Story: Live it. Own it. Share it." one of the chapters examines the decisions that we have made in our life. And, in this chapter, we look at how we can all become more godly decision makers.

Becoming a godly decision maker requires that we are connected to God. We must fix our eyes on Him when we do not know what to do. We must stay connected to Him for our life blood so that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit and demonstrate the fruit of the spirit in our decisions. And, we must trust God when He provides us with direction.

We must be connected to Jesus Christ if we are going to make godly decisions. And I believe that God also sends us people who can help us stay connected to Him. These precious people are the ones who God has placed in our life to remind us of our relationship with the Lord and how to seek His direction for our lives. They constantly point us to Jesus in our decisions and they provide us with that wise godly counsel on this Earth.

As we see in Proverbs 15:22, “plans fail for lack of counsel.” When navigating life and all of its choices and decisions, it is essential that we have godly role models and people who can provide us with wise advice. And the individuals whom we choose must be those who are emulating and pointing us to Jesus Christ. In all of our decisions, we should be striving to emulate Christ’s principles and those who we seek counsel from should always point us back to Christ as our source of comfort, solutions, and life. As Paul stated to the Corinthians, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (I Corinthians 11:1).

As you reflect on your life, who do you seek counsel from? Is it godly counsel? Do they emulate Christ and point you to Him and His principles when making your decisions? Are they helping you reflect Christ to others?

It is so critical that we surround ourselves with godly decision makers and individuals who can support us in our Christian walk. If you do have godly counsel in your life, then thank them today. If you do not have someone in your life who can help you by encouraging God’s principles in your life, then pray that the Lord will send someone to you who can provide you with Christ-like advice. Also, join groups where those people can be found. Join a church, a Bible study, or a small group where you can surround yourself with godly counsel. We must be connected to Jesus Christ and to others who emulate Christ if we are going to be godly decision makers. Connect today.

Memorize this verse today:

"Plans fail for lack of counsel."
~Proverbs 15:22

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