“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).

Our society places great importance on self-reliance. We are encouraged to dream, scheme and plot our strategy for success. The truth is, no matter how independent I think I am, and despite my best laid plans, none of them will come to fruition without God’s approval. My ideas may sound good to me, but if they are not part of God’s will, they are flawed.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know where You want me to be today and tomorrow. Thank You, Lord, for Your guidance as I plan for the future. Amen.

Devotion by Julie Long


Julie is a writer who would rather read; a speaker who would rather listen; a joyful wife to Peter and a determined mother of two. She shares her passion for discipleship in Reflections magazine and online at moretolifetoday.com. Julie is the More to Life Director for Ladies Ministries UPCI and the Atlantic District Ladies President.

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