May 2, 2020

Word of the day: 8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: “Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” Judges 13:8 NIV

Manoah did one thing to get wise counsel. That is pray. He prayed for bringing up the boy to be born. Any married couple out there? Let’s be real. You on the road trip, and you are lost. Most husbands will continue to figure it out on their own. Most wives will say, let’s pull over and ask. Men will not ask for help. Women have no problem asking for help. Men have the sense to protect, and that they can do it, or try to impress. Women won’t do that. If they don’t know, they will ask for help. Women sometimes want to make a point that they don’t have to live with a man to figure things out. But the most important message out of this is to make sure you know the difference in asking for Godly counsel. There is nothing wrong with asking for wisdom. God will pave the way for you. The next time you have a situation and you need God’s counsel, will you ask him or figure it out on your own?

Father, thank you for today. I pray for our boldness. I pray we can come to you boldly with our situations for advice and counsel. A lot of us may be ashamed, but there is nothing to be embarrassed about, especially if you are struggling to make the right decision. It is better to ask than make a move you will regret. Thank you for our fellowship. We love you. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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