All around us are angels and Godly men and women full of heavenly wisdom from the Word of God to guide us. They’ve struggled and were tempted in the same ways we have, and they’ve paved the way of Wisdom and Truth. They are trophies of God’s faithfulness as they’ve peserved and overcome.
Take time to notice who God has placed in your path to encourage you, guide and direct you. The best of leaders are open to being teachable. They lay down their prideful need to be right and depend upon themselves and their own wisdom, and they trust the team God has placed in their midst.
Read on as Rick Warren encourages our hearts in Truth, as we live today directed by God and the mentors He’s placed in our life to help us make Godly decisions.
Jan 12, 2015
Get the Best Information to Live Your Best Life
by Rick Warren
“People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 NLT)
If you want to have a healthy mind, you must feed your mind with truth.
We all know the importance of nutrition. Good food and good calories make you stronger and healthier and give you more energy. Bad calories and junk food harm your body. The same is true in your thought life. You must feed your mind not with junk or poison but with truth.
One time I had the privilege of lecturing at Oxford University, and while I was there, I was invited to go to a meeting of Oxford Analytica. This is a group you’ve never heard of that has enormous influence in the world. Every day at about 6 a.m. the leading scholars of Oxford gather in a room to get reports from all around the world of what’s happened in the last 24 hours, from crop prices rising in China to more unrest in the Middle East. Then they make the decision about what needs to be said about it. By 11 a.m. a report has been given to groups that pay big bucks for this information like the CIA and major corporations.
Oxford Analytica is founded on the idea that the best leaders make the best decision when they have the best information. Even if you are a good leader, if you don’t have the best information, you’re going to make a bad decision.
You need the best information to live the best life that God wants you to live. That information is right there in the Word of God.
The Bible says in Matthew 4:4, “People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (NLT).
God wants you to have the best information so that you can make the best decisions and receive God’s best for your life. You do that by feeding on the Word of God throughout your day.
This devotional © 2015 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.