Today’s Inspiration: “The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength. Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.” Proverbs 24:5-6 NIV. John Maxwell once said that our lives are forged by the books we read and the people we are with. We perish without revelation of God and fellowship of the Spirit with wisdom. Proverbs 29:18. David has Samuel, Joshua has Moses, and Elisha has Elijah. Even our Messiah Jesus grew up in favour with God and man through wisdom, statute and the fellowship of the Torah in the temple. So do not underestimate your company. Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33.
Jesus taught,” Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:19-20. We see most wrong decisions were made in life because of the lack of counsel. We do what we please for the lust of our eyes, our flesh and pride of life. 1 John 2:16. Good Marriages need blessing and counsel from parents, fruitful businesses need insights and advice from mentors, and a strong spiritual life needs discipleship and discernment from pastors and leaders. Let 2023 be a year of growth in spiritual strength and wisdom. Make godly decisions and not fleshly ones, with Holy counsel that brings peace, favour and faith.
Prayer: O Lord my God, lead me, guide me and teach me with thy Holy Spirit to know you more. Create a clean heart in me, that I may seek your face and worship you. Bring forth godly counsel, divine provisions and prayerful fellowship in my life. May I do all things with success and fruitfulness to glorify thy Name, and bring into the knowledge of Christ, in Jesus' Name, Amen.