Tuesday, November 10, 2009

what I learned today

I was reading today about making choices. The process of decision making for believers should include taking it before God before we make a move.

Do you struggle with this? I pray about most decisions - but, I'm not sure how many times I wait for an answer.

So basically the prayer doesn't mean a whole lot!

I was trying to think what decisions I have made on my own today.

  • got up
  • ate oatmeal
  • communicated with various people waiting for direction from me
  • cleaned my house...ish
  • went to get a sandwich
  • lead the artist small group and ate too many cookies at Crossroads
Certainly nothing mind boggling.

But what could every ordinary day become if I made all my choices based on God's leading?

Do you consider His will before you make decisions daily?

1 comment:

Suppresst said...

The point of Christ being "in us" is so that we can "live and move and have our being" in Him.

Not sure what kind of church you attend, but in many churches you will encounter resistance to the idea of consulting God on every decision. However your goal should be to reach a point where your decision making is not about stopping to pray and then waiting for an answer, but to walk before God, and WITH Christ IN you, leading you every step. Imagine giant hands behind you gently nudging you to go right, or go left, or to stop, or too speed up, etc. No detail of your life is too insignificant to submit to Christ's direction, as He is abiding inside you.

The simplest decision, like whether to go to Starbucks tommorrow morning, could lead to major things that God has in store for you. Persons who resist this way of living have various motives, but the most fundamental motive of all is their not understanding and embracing the concept of Christ IN us. Don't be surprised if your clergy resist this. Some do, some don't. Ignore the ones who do resist it for you could make no bigger mistake than listening for the voice of the True Shepherd, who far eclipses anything your local shepherd could ever say to you.