If your heart is in God’s hands, He will always turn it in the right direction to please Him and be blessed.
Text for Today – Proverbs 21:1 – The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.
Who is the king? In our Text for Today, it refers to the person in charge; the person who has control over something, or is in charge over it (there is a great difference). It could be the President of the United States, a state governor, a military officer at command level, or your boss on the job. It could be the head of the household, the principal of a school, or the owner of a company. In any of these situations, his (the king’s) heart is in the hand of God, and God CAN turn that person (that king) whithersoever He will
So, why doesn’t God just force all such people to always to the right thing at the right time at the right place, and thereby always bring about the right results? The answer is simple; He (God) has turned all His authority in the earth over to His church. He has given His church the power of attorney to use the mighty Name of Jesus in order to accomplish all He could do.
When the church prays, God moves. When the church has a need, God already has the provision available, and when the church prays and operates by the principles of faith God has prescribed, God can move by whatever means He must, including turning the heart of a heathen (who may be in charge) to make provision for the work of His kingdom. The Lord says in His Word that “the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Well, understanding that we won’t need money in heaven, that can mean only one thing. God has it in store for us to use in this age as we serve Him and His kingdom.
Please don’t think I am talking about coveting what someone else possesses. I am not! I am talking about applying Biblical principles and the faith God has given you to accomplish all He has called you to do. Just as surely as God has a plan for your life (and He does), He has already put in place the resources you will need to accomplish it. Keep your eyes (spiritual and physical) open to opportunities. Just as wise men brought gifts to the Christ-child, and just as foreigners brought gifts to David and Solomon, there are men with gifts for you. You, too, are a child of God (a Christian), and you, too, are a king (Jesus being King of kings). Believe it, pray for it, expect it, and receive it.
Manna for Today – Ephesians 6:10-18; Psalm 24; 1 Timothy 2:1-17