More Explanation

Psalm 27:11a,b Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path,

While the path is under you, it is also before you. As Lot’s wife discovered, looking back is fatal. As you learn to trust the Lord because you are walking in His will, you will not have to worry about every footfall. Ultimately God’s approval is shown in caring about those things that God cares about. His plan for you will take you to those divine appointments in which God will use you to serve His will.

Ephesians 1:9-12 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Can you see God’s love for the lost here? His will is to use us to gather Christ’s Bride into Himself, to complete the Bride so that we are not missing one soul, one part, with every hair in place.

Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Luke 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

Revelation 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; 

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Approval Explained

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

                            “Rightly dividing in the Greek is orthotomeo {or-thot-om-eh’-o} which means

1) to cut straight, to cut straight ways

  a) to proceed on straight paths, hold a straight course, equiv. to doing right

2) to make straight and smooth, to handle aright, to teach the truth directly and correctly

              Rightly dividing implies direction, to know what course of action to follow, to follow God’s will in choosing our actions. Who among us has not sought God in making difficult choices? But who among has sought God’s counsel in the small things, our everyday course, in the most mundane actions of each day? Who among us while walking back to the office from a meeting has felt the presence of the Holy Spirit pulling you down another hallway, caused you stop suddenly at someone’s workspace, only to be caught up in a conversation where God joins you in the moment and blesses someone’s life?”

Quoted from Walking in the Spirit by Larry Perry

The secret to being God approved in your bible studies is hidden in the intent of your heart. We start out trying to know God. We eventually want to obey God. We look for change of life, are we any different? How many of us actually use the Word of God to receive directions for our daily life? Do you prayerfully open up your bible daily thinking, “Where are we going today Lord?” If you stop and think about following Jesus, doesn’t that mean He actively leads you in everything you do?

Much of my walk with Jesus began with avoiding being me. My mistakes of the past haunted me and I never wanted to step on those land mines again. The problem is that if you examine each and every footfall, making sure you don’t step wrong, you cannot see where you are going. God has a long range view for you. He knows where and when He wants you, each day of your life.