Thursday PonderingsAugust 9th, 2012 — davegroberts
9th August 2012
Hearing a gentle whispering voice...
Isaiah 30: 21 “Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, this is the way, walk in it.”
God promises to guide us thro’ each decision we have to make. He says in james 1 verse 5 if any of you lack wisdom you should ask God. All we need to do is try to live a Godly life, and truly desire to do what God wants us to do and He will guide us. Often we have to use common sense, as well in the decision making process or get advice from experts or friends but ultimately we will make the decision God wants us to make. He knows what decision we are going to make, He isn’t taken by surprise.
Sometimes He will talk to us in a dream or in the silence when we are listening to Him but often decisions are made just be weighing up the pros and cons of each option. God has given us all a certain amount of intelligence and He expects us to use it. Obviously if there is a scripture which we can use to guide us, that is helpful. It is never right to make a decision to steal or lie for example.
Unfortunately scripture doesn’t cover all situations and this is where it is best to get advice or talk to people who are close to God, or just people that you trust,particularly if the decision to be made is life changing such as marriage, divorce or changing a job. Often it is God s peace which guides us and if you make a decision and God s peace is lacking, you probably have made the wrong decision.