Jude 25 to the only God our Savior, through our Lord Jesus Christ, be endless glory and majesty, great power and authority—from before he created time, now, and throughout all the ages of eternity. Amen! (The Passion Translation)
Psalms 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death. (KJV)
Are you constantly talking to God?
Isaiah 9:6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (New American Standard Bible NASB)
God is your Wonderful Counselor; He is there to listen to every concern you have and give you guidance. He is Almighty; there is nothing He cannot do. He is your Eternal Father; the Daddy you call on like a little child running to the only one that makes you feel safe. He is the Prince of Peace; The One who can calm you no matter what is going on in your life. Why wouldn’t you need to talk to God, constantly?
The average adult, according to the USA Today, makes about 35,000 decisions each day. Most of them rather simple ones. Where will I sit, what will I have to eat at each feeding, how much will I pay, am I thirsty, should I call to let them know I’m late. Along with driving a car and what lane to be in, looking for other drivers, etc. (John Reitmeier)
Because you are continually making choices, both instinctively and because of intense thought, it makes sense you would pray without ceasing. You want to consult God in all things.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (KJV)
Realistically, you cannot spend every waking moment with your head bowed and your eyes-closed in prayer. The goal here is to have an attitude of prayer continuously.
- Live your life aware of God; what He requires; what He desires (Romans 10:8, Psalm 119:11).
- Keep in mind His love for you is unchangeable (James 1:17, Hebrews 13:8).
- Stand on the fact that God who will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6, Matthew 28:20).
- Submit all your decisions to Him, not just the major decisions you have to make (Psalm 37:5, Isaiah 30:21).
- Accept the path God has laid out for your life. He knows what is best. (Matthew 6:8, Romans 8:26).
- Live your life trusting what the word says and don’t doubt (James 1:5-7, Matthew 21:21).
- Don’t give up on the Lord, no matter what is looks like (Luke 18:1-8, 1Thessalonians 5:17, Acts 16:23-25).
- Live your life motivated by the right thing (1Kings 3:6-9, Galatians 6:9).
- Desire for God’s will to be done, not yours 5 (Matthew 26:39, Matthew 6:10).
- Keep the commandments of God, obey (John 14:15, 1John 3:22).
- Live a life of thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 5:18, Hebrews 13:15, Ephesians 5:20).
If you make the adjustments necessary to have an attitude of prayer at all times, you will live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. Meditate on Proverbs 3:5-6 again. If all does not mean all for you, how much of the time will you acknowledge God? Start some place; as you continue to seek him more and more, you will live in a higher level of spiritual awareness. He is with you. Your thoughts and actions are His concern; they involve and engage Him actively. More importantly, He will be your guide when you are making decisions.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
Here is another thing to remember: He is Lord when you pray for His guidance and when you don’t; when you do what He says and when you don’t. He is everlasting. He is always there. You praise God because He is Elohenu Olam [el-a-hū-nū ō-lim] (Your Everlasting God).
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, it never occurred to me I made thousands of decisions every day. When I realized I did, I had to repent because I know I was not acknowledging You in all of them. In all my ways, means in every decision I make. Do You really care what dress I wear? You have shown me You care about anything and everything concerning me. Contrary to what I might have thought, the answer to my question is, yes. Does that mean I should spend hours in prayer to see what I am supposed to wear to work tomorrow? I don’t think so. If I am wrong, please show me. What I do know is: every detail of my life concerns You, what I consider to be the minor issues as well as what I consider to be the most important problem. The choice that is insignificant or significant; could have repercussions I do not know of. I repent for not acknowledging You in every decision I make. I purpose to from now on. I don’t want to be flaky in how I acknowledge You; yet I want You to be in my thoughts continuously. I want You to be my confidant, my guide, my conscious, my border, and my doorkeeper. I need You to be whatever word in any language that describes the everlasting God Who makes sure I make the right choices. I don’t have to want You to be Elohenu Olam, all I have to do is allow You to…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.