“Keep showing the humble your path,
and lead them into the best decision.
Bring revelation-light that trains them in the truth.”
Psalm 25:9, Passion
God is right here to lead us in every decision of life. He wants to be intimately involved with your everyday. Sometimes, and this is a sad reality, the whole God side of things is relegated to a ‘religious’ box and segregated into allotted portions of our weekly activity. Sunday morning for two hours, and maybe a few moments before meals.
But that is a pale and sad excuse for Christianity if indeed it can be called Christianity at all.
Jesus was never big on ‘religion’. But he was big on life! He was big on faith! he was big on love!
Religion would like to tame the lion, clip the wings of the eagle and pacify the warrior, but God will simply not be tamed or told what to do. He is not content to sit on the sidelines and watch from afar. He wants to be so radically involved in your everyday that he actually moved in and took up residence in the same vehicle you are travelling through life in – your body!
Scriptures emphatically ask the question, “Don’t you realize that you are the house of God? That he lives in you, and that you have become one spirit with him?
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV)
“But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17 AMP)
Moreover, you have the mind of Christ…
“But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.” (1 Corinthians 2:16 AMP)
His mind is the most creative, the most far-reaching, the most intensely genius we could ever imagine. He knows and sees all things, past, present, future. There is not one thing that he has not already comprehended in full.
And he wants to help you make decisions in life.
Pride proclaims, “I know everything I need to know and need no help”. Humility bows before the knowledge of others and accepts counsel and direction. Papa wants to help. He sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within you and direct your steps.
Sometimes the temptation to rush ahead in our strength and wisdom is so apparent, but God has a better way.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5–6 KJV)
As we stay in tune with HIm, giving him access to our decisions and direction, he joyfully comes alongside and ushers us step-by-step into the fullness of His plans and purposes. The very name of the Holy Spirit, the Helper or Comforter (Greek: paraklētos), means ‘one who comes alongside’.
Invite Him into your next business decision, however small or significant.
Ask Him about your spouse. He knows why man act like they do, and understands the intricacies of women’s thoughts. The Holy Ghost is an extraordinary marriage counsellor.
What about parenting? As a Father of all fathers he has something to say.
Don’t think for a moment that something is too insignificant or uninteresting to involve His wisdom.
Papa is waiting right now to hear from you. Not just about ring-fenced religious subjects and concerns.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6 KJV)
In EVERY thing make known your requests. He is there to lead you into the best decision.
“Papa, I am so glad you are not far away. I’m especially thankful that you are not religious. I can bring anything and everything to you without fear of reproach. In fact, you WANT me to come. Whatever I do, and whatever I am involved in, I want you as my partner. I know that you know the best ways in business, family, ministry – you name it, You have been there and now the best pathways for my particular situation. Don’t let me presuppose or think I can predict your answers. Let my heart humbly come before you, seeking your counsel each and every day so I can be protected, provided for and prosper in all I put my hand to.”
“Child, I am a joyful Father, one who wants to know his children. I long to share in your every moment on this earth, and for our journey together to one filled with rich fellowship. I am not shut behind stained glass doors or closeted in religious time frames. I AM, right here and right now. Holy Spirit is here to help you in all that you do. I want to permeate your life and teach you my ways. In marriage, child rearing, business, relationships. Let’s walk this life together. As you open your heart and lean into my counsel you will soon realise that my still, small voice is really loud and clear. It can be heard above the noise if you incline your ear. Attune your spirit by waiting on me. I am here, and ready to speak.”