— Midweek Meditations:
thoughts, inspiration and encouragement
from ACF community members —
When going about our daily lives, making numerous choices ever so often, are we alone or is there some unseen force doing the prompting/bidding?
The wisest man, who ever lived, according to the bible, did not believe that he was wise enough to make the necessary decisions which would confront him.
So what did he do?
Where can we get the wisdom we need?
Solomon said the beginning of wisdom is a “fear “ or awe of God (Proverbs 9:10) So we can start by asking Him to teach us about Himself and to give us wisdom beyond our own.
It is not about us, it’s all about Him.
When I, me and mine are preempted by Him, He and His, personal transformation becomes a permanent function in the life of the believer.
God is ever so desirous of a personal relationship with us, like that of a loving father to his children. (or a loving mother to her children)
This is a relationship to be treasured and maintained on a daily basis.
It is not something to do once and be expected to go on forever automatically.
In the process of spiritual discernment God guides the individual to help them arrive at the best decision.
The above quotation from St. Paul did not indicate that only the big, important decisions are to be taken to the Lord. Speak to Him freely about any and everything. Let Him determine the priorities.
God does not necessarily respond instantaneously, other than giving the inner feeling of peace.
Patience must be exercised in waiting for the right answer. This could come in a short while or sometimes seem forgotten. But God hears and delay must never be construed as denial.
Let us pray:
Dear heavenly Father, you number our hairs and determine our days; you hang the stars and feed the sparrows; you remind us of your promises in this beautiful rainbow, you open doors no one can ever shut and shut doors no one can open.
May we seek and trust you in making the decisions in our daily lives, both great and small.