From the Pastor’s Table
SEEK THE LORD
Self-examination requires us to look inward and give thought to ourselves, our actions, our re-actions, our decisions, and take ownership of our choices. If we find we are still making the same “mistakes” at forty… fifty… sixty… that we made at twenty, we need to seek God for wisdom..!
The Bible states “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, the ears of the wise seek it out” (Proverbs 18:15); In other words, our present situation and circumstances have largely been determined by the decision we made in the past. Therefore, if we want to change our future, we must seek the one who holds the future! Psalm 37:23-24 states “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he should fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand”. Plainly put… it is wise to seek God for every decision in our lives no matter how large or how small.
When we turn our thoughts to God he directs our path, orders our steps, shields us from danger seen and unseen, covers our lives with blessings, and creates in us a clean heart. It is only when we allow ourselves to be controlled by our creator that our steps become prosperous, our decision making becomes wise, and our lives are joyful! It is then we are able to state with assurance Psalm 37:25 “I have been young and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
If we want to make “wise” decisions, we must give our life, mind, body and soul to Christ. If we seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, then all the things we desire will be added to us. When we acknowledge him… He will direct our paths.
Scripture for the week:
Proverbs 3:6: “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths”.