For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.  “Plans to give you hope and a future.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.”   
Jeremiah 29:11

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Guideline #1

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,           Proverbs 3:5a

This is more than a belief in God.  This is where you take your faith to the point of commitment.  You put God in charge of your life.

Do you believe this tightrope walker can push this wheelbarrow across Niagra Falls ?
Will you get in the wheelbarrow and go with him?

Trust God to wheelbarrow you through the tightrope of life.

Guideline #2

And lean not on your own understanding.        Proverbs 3:5b

Don't depend on yourself to figure things out for your life; depend on God to guide you.  God is in position to see more than we can.  Trust Him.

Imagine you are lost in the forest, but you make connection with a helicopter pilot through your cell phone.  Are you going to listen to the helicopter pilot who can see the way out from above to guide you out or go your own way?

Lean on God to show you the way.  We learn God's way from reading the Bible.

Read Matthew to get to know Jesus
Short books of the Bible that are good to read are:
Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, James, 1 Thessalonians
The Bible's book of wisdom is Proverbs.

God's Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.         Psalm 119:11

Guideline #3

In all your ways acknowledge Him,      Proverbs 3:6a

Don't ignore God, but look to him in everything you do.

As you drive through town, are you going to ignore the traffic lights, road signs, speed limit, or acknowledge and follow them?

To successfully get where you are going in life, acknowledge and follow God every step of the way.

The Resulting Promise

And He will direct your paths.         Proverbs 3:6b

God created us and loves us.  He knows what is best for us.  He wants to lead us to a good, blessed life.  It's our choice whether we follow Him.

A good tour guide will never mislead you, but instead will guide you along the way, explain all the attractions, and point out any pitfalls.

Let God be your tour guide through life.

Helps God gives to guide your life:

1.  Prayer
2.  The Bible
3.  Christian Music
4.  Mentors
5.  The Church.  By being a part of a church family you can experience all of the above!

Words of Jesus:

For God so loved the world, He gave His Only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life!
John 3:16

Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind...and love your neighbor as yourself.
Matthew 22:37-39​​

If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home in him.  John 14:23