Scripture: Acts 11:  The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
Observation: I know when I do God’s will that is hand is upon me and He grants me success. If I allow Him He will guide me through this life, but because of pride I think I can do it on my own and fail so often. God’s hand can only be upon me if I’m doing what He desires of me and I was created for to be an instrument of His in this world do help guide others to Him.
Application: I need to make sure I’m on the right path that God has chosen for me. I need to resist the temptation of doing things on my own and without God’s approval. I’ll only be successful when I’m doing God’s will and not my own. I need to think and pray before I act and ask God’s guidance in my life so His hand will be upon me.
Prayer: Dear Lord apart from you I can’t do anything, but I can do all things through Jesus who strengthens me. Help me stay under your guiding hand and show me each day your desires for my life.