We live in a world where we are forced to make countless deci-sions. And there will be consequences for those decisions. And thus, our lives are full of regrets and celebrations. We need to know that God has not left us alone in this world. He has given us the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to be our guide as we navigate this world through the lens of Holy Scripture. God has given us a his-torical record of failures and victories in the Bible. We are not left helpless when it comes to making decisions.
God is the main character in the Bible. Not Moses, David, or Mary. They are just a few of many supporting “actors” who help us learn more about the nature of God. We shouldn’t read the account of David, and conclude, “I must be more like David.” Instead, we should consider the nature of God towards David, and apply that in our own situations and way of thinking.
I’ve found that one of the secrets in following God is simply knowing Him. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27) We must consider the nature of God throughout our decision making process. Knowing God pre-pares us to approach decisions with composure and humility. At these intersections in life we must approach God for guidance through prayer before moving forward. But once a decision is made, and we act on that decision, the attitude of ‘considering God’s nature’ must continue to be applied. After the path has been chosen, God must still be the guide throughout the conse-quences of that decision. He leads. We follow.
Consider the nature of God in the following passages, and apply them to your own journey.
Bless the Lord…who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with loving-kindness and compassion, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle. (Psalm 103:1-5)
Do not call to mind the former things,…Behold I will do something new,…I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-21)
Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:37-39)
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (Rev. 21:5)
Together in Christ,