Proverbs 16:9 – A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
The moment you were born again, accepting Jesus as Lord in your life, you entered into a divine partner-ship with the Lord that far surpasses anything most (and in fact, likely all) human minds have ever conceived. The promises of the Lord to those who are His are marvelous beyond any natural comprehension. Even in a natural partnership, there are great benefits that attract people to such a partnership, and from them, each partner expects to receive those benefits. This is certainly no less true when one enters into partnership with the Lord. A legally binding natural partnership is recorded in written documentation. So is your partnership with the Lord. The document is called the Word of God, and that document will NEVER pass away, become null or void, or fail to be upheld by the Lord.
Your partnership with the Lord is called covenant. Ours is the New Covenant, and it (as well as the Old Covenant) is eternally settled in the heavens. It is the Word of God that goes forth out of God’s mouth, and it shall not return void, but shall accompany to completion all that He has spoken. In this divine partnership of which I write today, both partners, you and the Lord, have distinct roles to play. Father has established the rules, or binding elements of the partnership contract (the Word of God). There are “do’s” and “don’t’s.” But for we who are partakers of the New Covenant, we have one primary law, that if obeyed, fulfills all the law. That is the law of love. We are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We are to love our neighbors as ourselves. We are to love one another as Jesus loved us. Fulfill these words, and you fulfill the law of love. When that happens, the currency of God’s kingdom, FAITH, operates at its highest level, and with it there is no inflation.
In this marvelous partnership we find that not only are we please God (that requires faith), but He desires to please us. It is His good pleasure to give us the kingdom. It is His highest desire and greatest pleasure that we prosper and be in health, even as our soul prospers. If we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desire of our hearts. He wants you to have whatsoever things you desire. All this is absolutely Biblical. Father wants us to enjoy it. All these things speak to destination. But for us to arrive at our desired destination, we need to follow His direction for our footsteps. Remember, wherever you may desire to go, Father has already been there. He knows the way to get you to your desired destination. Enjoy the journey.
Manna for Today – (Read one chapter of Proverbs daily; Psalm 25:12; Romans 8:14; Psalm 2:7; Matthew 12:47; Mark 11:22-24; Romans 4:17; 1 Corinthians 3:9; Psalm 119:89; Isaiah 55:11; Psalm 37:4; Isaiah 58:13-14