Acts 15:6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. (KJV)
Psalms 42:8 But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life. (New Living Translation)
Are you choosing God’s way or yours?
When you need to make a decision about some situation in your life, who do you talk to? The natural instinct is to talk to someone. Are there people you talk to about different things? Is there a person for everyday living, a different person for career choices, a different person for the things of God, etc. If God has truly blessed you, you have one person in your life you can talk to no matter what situation or issues are being addressed. However, because you are a child of God, He is always there and will talk to you about everything. And really, the natural instinct should not govern your actions anymore. You should have a new spiritual nature.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: (KJV)
The spiritual man seeks God for solutions. Why? Because God is omniscient, and He has the answers to every situation in your life. Now the answers He has may not be the ones you want. Trust Him, He knows what’s best. He knows everything about you. He created you and He knows your purpose.
Romans 8:29 For he knew all about us before we were born and he destined us from the beginning to share the likeness of his Son. This means the Son is the oldest among a vast family of brothers and sisters who will become just like him. (The Passion Translation TPT)
He can and will finish the work He started in you before the foundation of the world. The ebb and flow of your life belongs to God, not to you. You gave yourself to Him when you accepted His invitation to salvation.
Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord, I know that the path of [life of] a man is not in himself; It is not within [the limited ability of] man [even one at his best] to choose and direct his steps [in life]. (Amplified Bible AMP)
You will find the answers to your life problems in God. With each day that passes and each problem solved, you give Him praise because His is El Hayyay [el ha-ya] (God of My Life).
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, there is a saying, if you want to make God laugh, share Your plan with Him. I was asked, from the time I could talk, “What do you want to be when you grow up”? I did not necessarily set a course for my life, but a course was set. My parents had ideas, so did my teachers and others who were in authority in my life. I went to school. I did my work. The day came to make a decision about what my college major was going to be and what career I was going to have after I completed college. I don’t believe there’s anything wrong with having desires for my life, but I know I have to make sure I get my desires from You. Your word says in Psalms 37:4 If I delight myself in You, You will give me the desires of my heart. I’ve come to understand the true meaning of that passage. If I take pleasure in Your presence, You will give me what to desire, which is You. Your word says, if I seek You first, You will give me all the other stuff. So, I have a new plan for my life. My plan is to be the child of God You ordained for me to be before the world was formed. Help me to do that…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.