On Friday Anthony talked about two ways we can face our future: trust God with all of our decisions and with all our heart, or make our decisions without Him. The second option appears to work for a lot of people, but it falls short when compared to the first option. Nothing blesses us more completely than when we trust God to fulfill His own promises in our lives. After all, they’re His promises. We too often assume we need to be more involved in carrying out those promises, then we stress ourselves out trying to match the high standard of what God has already placed before us. The Message Bible puts it well in Proverbs 3:6-7.
“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!”
Just like the Israelites in Judges 20:17-25, when we allow our flesh to react and we assume too much, we start making decisions without the Holy Spirit, and it can lead to some dramatic losses! The most important thing we can do in this life, whether we’re waiting on God to fulfill His promises or not, is recognize our need for Him by devoting quality time to Him. Here’s some things we can do in that quality time, according to 1 Chronicles 16:8-12…
· Think about Him
· Talk to Him and about Him
· Thank Him for everything He’s done
· Sing to Him and praise Him
· Seek His strength and ask for His help
· Express our desire for Him or ask Him to ignite a desire for Him in you.
Giving God this kind of time out of our day on a regular basis will help train our thoughts to be directed toward Him and His capabilities rather than ourselves, and if we keep it up, it will start breaking any mental, emotional, or physical obstacle standing in our way!