Doing the right thing!
Proverbs 2:7-9 (NASB) "He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course."
Doing the right thing should be easy. We have a guide. A map quest. A Counselor.
But all too often we venture away from our guide/map (THE WORD) and our Counselor (Jesus) don’t we? So often we go to people and other sources before we consider the one true source for direction and wisdom.
I know that I have heard God speak loudly only to walk in the ways of man and listen to them when I knew what God had spoken to me was different. Just because God leads me in a different direction that what the body of Christ sees as a good direction, doesn’t mean that I haven’t heard God.
When Paul heard and listened most people thought he was crazy to stay and preach the gospel knowing full well that it would lead to the shedding of his own blood. But he chose to listen to the Lord.
Today I pray that God continues to speak to my heart – even if it’s a still small voice and that I will learn to listen and lean consistently….. Not only in times of trouble, hurt, confusion or pain.
Thank you Lord for drawing back to your spirit and loving me even when I make mistakes and take your love for granted.