My thoughts of today continue along the lines of last night, Listening To God. I know, according to Psalm 139, God has a plan for our lives. Because I get that better now than I ever have, I am focused on doing my part.
I am seeking God about His plan, possibly more than I have ever sought Him before. It is not because of my present circumstances, although that would be a reason to do so, but it is due to where they have brought me. All that I’ve been through, all the choices I have made, all the people in my life and those I have met along the way, all of the conversations I find myself in with other people…well maybe not all, but so many; all of my interests and finally all of the desires I believe He has given me, those are the reasons I continue to see God and His will.
Today I read Psalm 25:13 which says; He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and his descendants shall inherit the earth. The Nelson Study Bible notes that verses 11-14 is David talking about his own sinfulness, as well as expressing his desire for the Lord to teach him to fear Him. Verse 14 says- “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant:”. Those who fear the Lord, the study Bible notes, pay attention to His instructions, thus learning the secrets of God’s wisdom.
This all seems very relevant to me, especially since the present economy and employment distress. So many people with so many questions. Therefore, I will continue to seek His will, and therefore, I will find it, knowing that faith is the only sure thing there is.
It is becoming more obvious every day how much we need to seek the will of God. The world is a mess. Our country is pretty messy too, and I can write for hours about the personal messiness and devastation going on in the lives of so many that I know.
No one escapes this world unscathed. No one. Some people may encounter more difficulties than others, and the degree of struggling may vary, but we all have things to walk through that we’d rather not. Seeking God’s will in those matters is imperative.
How is life going for you? Are you seeking God’s will for your life? I would love to hear what that looks like.