Tuesday, January 14, 2020

“I Will Guide Thee"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"I Will Guide Thee"

   Has God ever led us in decision making in the past?  Every born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ would arise to affirm our Lord's faithfulness in guidance, just as He promises.

    "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6).

    This bodes well - very well - for present and future decisions.  As we "trust… lean not… acknowledge", our Heavenly Father faithfully and perfectly fulfills His Word.  Of course, the caveat in this holy process involves our present lack of perfection in the matter of seeking and responding to God's guidance.  Sometimes we miss the path by accident or neglect, and sometimes we simply chart our own fleshly course.  We must humbly and honestly acknowledge this possibility in our current earthly existence.  "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us" (I John 1:8).  This does not, however, preclude confidence in our Father's directing of our lives if we have committed ourselves to "trust… lean not… acknowledge."  Again, past experiences of God's illumination regarding His will should give us great assurance He will be the same guiding Lord today and tomorrow that He was yesterday.

   We do not expect audible voices, or visible signposts along our way.  "We walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7).  We also maintain much wariness about impulses, notions, and supposed promptings that pop into our heads.  Praying and reading our Bibles does not guarantee we will make godly decisions.  However, as we consistently look to our Heavenly Father, we can be confident that even when the ship of our lives temporarily moves off course by our human weakness, His divine direction assures our ultimate arrival at ports of call determined by His wisdom and will.  "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go.  I will guide thee with Mine eye" (Psalm 32:8).

   As we ponder today and tomorrow's decisions to be made, let us recall our Father's faithfulness of yesterday.  And, let us remember our detours, but not in a way that debilitates our confidence in God's guidance.  We assertively trust Him to lead, while humbly acknowledging the possibility that we may not always follow.  This fusion of faith and humility in our hearts leads us to joyfully ponder the prospect of a Christ-led life, and to more and more discover the faithfulness of God in His light and leadership….

"The path of the just is as the shining light, which shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
(Proverbs 4:18)

Weekly Memory Verse

      We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.
(Ephesians 2:10)



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