Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord, He delights in every detail of their lives.” This single scripture tells us so much about who God is and how He works in our lives. God cares about every detail of our lives, not just the big stuff but all the stuff. He is directing every step we take not just the important ones.

I recently had a discussion with a pastor friend’s wife and discovered that we were born in the same city. She then showed me a postcard of the hospital she had found in an antique store. I texted a picture to my dad to see if it was the same hospital where I was born – and it was! What was remarkable was how all of this was revealed. I was not searching for it yet it was made known to me. And it was a blessing to see for the first time the place where I was born.

A couple of years ago I was in New York City for some meetings. My youngest son was living in Manhattan at the time and my wife had come with me on the trip. I had some free time in the afternoon so we decided to visit the One World Trade Center. We wanted to go to the Observatory on the top of the building. We have been to New York City many times and have seen just about everything there is to see but the building was new and we could have an incredible view of the city.

When we left the building I saw someone who looked just like my cousin Joy. She lives in Atlanta and I don’t see her very often. But then I saw her husband Don and I knew it had to be them. I grabbed my wife and we raced up to them. They were completely surprised. How is it in a city of millions of people we would run into each other at exactly that moment in time?

It would be hard to explain these events and many more like them if we were not told that God is directing our steps. It would be hard to understand the value of these events unless we knew that God delights in every detail of our lives. The reality is there are no coincidences with God. There is no such thing as luck. God is directing our lives and delighting in them.

When we are godly God is at work. Guiding us, blessing us and giving us His favor. He is delighting in all the details of our lives. So let’s live godly lives and enjoy these marvelous benefits.


About Rick McDaniel

Rick McDaniel is a noted author, international communicator and church leader. He is the founder/senior pastor of Richmond Community Church in Richmond, Virginia. The church is known for its contemporary and innovative services and has a worldwide reach through www.highimpactchurch.tv. McDaniel has earned three degrees including an advanced degree from Duke University and is the author of​ six​​ books including his latest "Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks." He has traveled and spoken at conferences and churches worldwide spanning six continents.

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