Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Our Guide For Life!

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye. (Psalm 32:8) 

When we arrive at dilemmas in life and are unable to decipher the right direction to go, if we hope to maintain our joy in the process, we must allow the Lord to be our Guide, our Strength, our Wisdom---our all! It's easy to read those words, but so tough to carry through on them. When we do, however, it's nothing short of remarkable how peaceful and happy we can remain. The pressure is on His shoulders, the responsibility is on Him, the ball is in His court, and an unexplainable joy envelops us. . . . 

To be sure, such an unusual method of dealing with dilemmas is rare---there aren't many folks willing to turn the reins over to God---and calls for humility, another rare trait among capable people. But it works! The Lord is a Master at taking our turmoil and revealing the best possible solution to us. 

Laugh Again 

The Bible tells me that a wise man surrounds himself with a multitude of counselors. But. . . . 

There MUST be a catch. . . .right? 

Do we just surround ourselves with just any kind of counselor? Even at church, do we just run to the first person we see and ask for godly counsel seeking guidance and direction? I don't exactly think so. Supernaturally speaking, yes, the Holy Spirit can always direct us to the first person we come into contact with for guidance and direction. Those situations are indeed very far and in-between, but they happen. In all likelihood, we would need to settle into our churches after having visited for awhile before our discerning "antennae" gets turned on before knowing who will serve as our guide. 

When seeking a guide for our lives, discernment is definitely the name of the game. I could not even begin to count how many times God has delivered me from harmful counsel. There have also been moments in which God would literally uproot me from that fellowship only to find out years later the "why" I left that relationship and church. With me, discernment always led me to seek the ultimate Guide, God Himself. As a result of continuously seeking God's face, I have seen His hand move on my behalf in a number of different scenarios ranging from the kind of relationships I have to the calling He has upon my life. So friends, the moral of this short story is that God is very picky about the kind of counsel He knows you will need for your life. He doesn't want us to be surrounded by the kind of counsel Job had when he was faced with his trial and decision-making process, but He wants to surround us with the kind of godly counsel that will not only hold us accountable, but will help elevate us to greater levels in our relationship with God and our fellow man. 

God is our Ultimate Guide for all things in our lives! 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless us and keep us in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).