Day 229: Decisions & Permissions (Psalm 107-108; Romans 15:22-33)

“But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.” -Romans 15:29

Have you ever had to make a decision to go some place? I’m not just talking about where to go eat with your friends. But big life decisions – like whether to take a job, accept a marriage proposal, choose a college, or move to a new city. Those decisions are difficult to make as is, but then to figure out what God’s will in all of that adds even more pressure.

If we could meet for coffee sometime, I would tell you about some of these decisions I’ve had to make. Because I know how difficult it is to try to decipher God’s will when making a big decision.

Apostle Paul traveled for his ministry, but through out the book of Acts, and now Romans, we’ve seen several instances when he chose to stay or not go somewhere because the Holy Spirit told him not to. Even when the trip was planned in advance. Even when the purpose was to spread the Gospel (Acts 16:6).

Y’all, God cares about the details of our life. Like where live, work, and go to college. He would love to offer you guidance and point you in the direction of His will for your life. In the next verse of this chapter, we see Paul ask the church to pray for him so God would bless him and send him to visit them.

So, the next time you have a big decision to make, get on your knees and pray. Pray until the Holy Spirit nudges you towards the direction you should go (or maybe that you should stay right where you are). God will lead you, but only if you’re willing to be lead.


One thought on “Day 229: Decisions & Permissions (Psalm 107-108; Romans 15:22-33)

  1. I highlighted Romans 15:29-30 as I was reading the passages, and then those are also the verses you focused on in the devotional! So in sync, haha! I love what you’ve said, Yelena; our response to big (and little) moments should always be getting down on our knees. I also love how expectant Paul is in these verses. He hasn’t visited Rome yet, but he is convinced of the blessing and power in gathering with your brothers and sisters in Christ in community prayer.

    I’m always so encouraged by these devotionals, thank you so so much ❤


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