Tuesday, September 26, 2006


LUKE 5:6 “And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.”

CHRIST is able to help us in our business affairs as well as in our spiritual matters. The disciples had been fishing. They had toiled all night, and their nets were empty in the morning. Jesus told them that if they would push out farther and drop their nets in a certain place, they would find plenty of fish. They did as He asked them to do, and were rewarded.Some people seem never to learn that they can have God’s guidance in their secular affairs. A young woman was trying to find something to do. A friend, after advising her, asked her if she had taken the matter to God. “Why, you would not pray about a matter of this kind, would you?”That is precisely what we should do. God is interested in everything in our lives, in our smallest daily affairs, as well as in our largest spiritual interests. Jesus tells us that the very hairs of our heads are all numbered. This means that nothing in our lives is too small for God’s notice.

“ORDER my steps” is a prayer which should ever be on our lips. We should get our orders from God, not once in our life only, when we first give ourselves to Him; not at the opening of each day only, as we go forth to the day’s task; not merely at the beginning of each new piece of work or of each fresh task—but every moment, for each step. That is what walking with God means. We may make this so real that we shall look up into God’s face continually, asking, “What next, dear Lord? What shall I do now? Which course shall I take today? How shall I do this duty?” If we can but have God’s guidance and help for the little short steps, we need not fear for the long miles, the great stretches of road. If each step is of His ordering, the long miles will be paths of His choosing.

From Devotional Readings for Every Day of the Year-By J.R. Miller, D.D.

1 comment:

  1. Good word Lee...

    Our Father is interested in every aspect of our lives, not just our spiritual lives.

    I had someone make fun of me once for making the statement that I needed to pray over a matter needing a decision asking; 'why? can't you make up your own mind?'

    As I told them then, its better to seek the advice of the one who has the right answers, then to step out foolishly. LOL!!!

    We can never fail by taking all things/matters to God. amen!