Decisions

19 03 2015

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart;     

do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do,     

and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.     

Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 3:5-7

 

I need to make good decisions every day.  All kinds of decisions big and small arise throughout the day.  They range from the mundane to the monumental.  Some of my choices will have implications for today and well into my future.  Making good decisions will help me to stay on target and focused on my journey into my purpose.  What to wear, what to eat, what to expose my soul to through my eyes and ears and how to spend my time will all be decisions for today.  I am thankful to God and the Holy Spirit for His leading and His careful guidance.  I am seeking guidance and nurturing the fruit of self-discipline to help me to stay on track.  The Lord will help us to make good decisions and to stay on the right path.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 NLT





Trusting Him

16 12 2013

Tree of lifeTrust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:5-7

Faith is the evidence of things not seen. This calls us to imagine our situation in a blessed condition even when things may appear to be so far from our prayer. We have to continue to say, act and move forward according to God’s promises – even when the bank balance is low, the doctors report is negative, a broken heart or other disappointments may come our way. Even when we don’t understand, we have to have faith and trust that He is working it out for our good. Our faith muscles grow during time of challenge.  It is a time to move closer to the Savior.  Moving closer with prayer and fasting, studying the scriptures about His love and His expectations for His children.  We may be tempted to withdraw and to lose faith but His strength is made perfect in our weakness.  Move closer, seek His presence.  Close to Him, you can hear His leading.  You can experience His comfort and His love.  You can experience His strength.  Our faithful Father is working on our behalf and He promises to be with us every step of the way. Our Trust is in the Lord.

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1