Summary: The Bible Says, that when our steps are ordered of Him, He delights in our way, God gets, as Phil from duck dynasty says..."happy, happy, happy"....to be invited and involved, in our lives!
Why not make God Happy, Happy, Happy?
Psalm 37:23 NKJ
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
The Lord Himself delights in his ways.... That sounds like a pleasant place to be doesn't it?
So who is this good man or woman, in whom the Lord delights
The person in whom God delights is one who follows God, Loves and trusts him, and takes Him at His Word.
And in return, God faithfully watches over every step that person takes.
Would you would like to have God direct your steps, then seek his advice before you step out.
Ask yourself the question, is this the way the Lord would have me go?
ILL. A man called his neighbor to help him move a couch that had become stuck in the doorway. They pushed and pulled until they were exhausted, but the couch wouldn’t budge. "Forget it," the man finally said. "We’ll never get this in."
The neighbour looked at him with a puzzled look and said, "In?" You must be joking, I thought we were going out.
TBS. to ask for wisdom from God
James 1:5 NKJ
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
If you ask Him, He will give it to you and in good measure
So, what are the steps of a good man or woman?
First of all, ask yourself this question, are your steps ordered by the Lord or are you the one, who is always calling the shots?
Mark 10:17-22 MSG
17. As he went out into the street, a man came running up, greeted him with great reverence, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to get eternal life?”
18-19. Jesus said, “Why are you calling me good? No one is good, only God. You know the commandments: Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t cheat, honor your father and mother.”
20. He said, “Teacher, I have—from my youth—kept them all!”
21. Jesus looked him hard in the eye—and loved him! He said, “There’s one thing left: Go sell whatever you own and give it to the poor. All your wealth will then be heavenly wealth. And come follow me.”
22. The man’s face clouded over. This was the last thing he expected to hear, and he walked off with a heavy heart. He was holding on tight to a lot of things, and not about to let go.
To be a good man or woman, we must become a God man or woman and be willing to let go and let God have His way in your life! Amen?
we must acknowledge Him in all we do, by putting Him first in all that we do.
If we place other things before God, sooner or later, it will always end up being about our agenda, instead of His.
The worst part is that when we do that, we set ourselves up for a recipe for failure,
we think what we're doing is right and then when something goes wrong, we question God, like its all His fault and say "why did you let this happen to me?"
It happened to the Israelites.
Judges 17:6 NKJ
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
During the time of the judges, the people of Israel experienced nothing but trouble, because everyone just did their own thing, there was no authority and no one to answer too.
This produced horrendous results, to many chiefs and not enough indians, always does!
Ignoring God’s direction leads to confusion and destruction.
If you don't believe me, All you have to do is turn on the news and look at what's going on in the world today,
Anyone or any country who has not submitted to God will end up doing whatever seems right at the time.
And when that happens, it leaves you with the sick feeling of, what in the world is going to happen next?
To know what is right and to have the strength to do it, we need to draw closer to God and his Word.
The steps of a good man or woman, are ordered of God!
Proverbs 3:6 NKJ
6. In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
What does it mean to be ordered by the Lord
Is that like we have no say whatsoever, like were robots or something?
Not at all!
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
If your a child of God this morning and God’s Word is in your heart then the Lord will direct your steps, if you ask Him to!