Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Who Do we Listen to






WHO DO WE LISTEN TO?

Psalm 51:6, “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part you will make me know wisdom.”
I read these three questions earlier today and thought wow…………..I have been needing to ask myself these for a while now!
When we don’t know who to listen to, we can measure it by this biblical stand.

WHO DO WE LISTEN TO?

Psalm 51:6, “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part you will make me know wisdom.”
I read these three questions earlier today and thought wow…………..I have been needing to ask myself these for a while now!
When we don’t know who to listen to, we can measure it by this biblical standard, asking these questions:
• Does this person stand to gain something if I follow his or her advice? (impartial)
• Does this counsel lead to God’s best for me, or God’s best in this situation? (good fruit)
• Does this person’s life reflect the qualities I hope to have in my own life? (pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive or obedient, full of mercy, sincere)
If the answer is “no,” they don’t get to speak into my life.  
All of us are tempted at times to want to listen to what feels good at the moment (which is usually not wise counsel)…..My prayer is to have ears that hear his voice in the counsel of others.   To seek out his perfect will – not mine.
I feel today is that day to start again.  It’s a new day and I can hopefully say I’m done.  I can’t do this walk alone and be still for a change.  Stop trying to make myself better – because it will be an exhausting effort that will not end pretty.  BUT – I do know someone that is longing to grab hold of my hand and lead me and guide me to a better place.  A place of peace and understanding.
James 1:5 says - If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
God – today I need your wisdom and to hear your voice alone…………..

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Holly, I need God's wisdom on this job I have now. Thank You for that wisdom, Lord. God bless you Holly!

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