It is always wise to think before we talk and ask God to guide our words. And it is important to look to the Lord for His insight and wisdom before we leap into the unknown. It is certainly critical to pray before we proceed with any plan. If we ever fear we are failing it's time to fall on our knees and ask God to come to our rescue. Looking to the Lord for His directions will give us confidence that we are following His will for our lives and can then count on His presence. To make the right choice we must listen for God's voice.
Not only is God interested in who we are but what we do. He is no more interested in the foreign missionary than he is the shop mechanic. He is no more concerned for a preacher than He is a politician. We read in His Word that "God so loved the world" – and that means everyone on it! That assures us that He has a plan for every life and will reveal His plan to those who willingly search for it and carefully follow it.
But one plan does not fit all any more than one size fits all. He has a different plan for each of us and various methods to speak to us. For some it may be a sermon, for others a passage of Scripture, and many hear a still, soft voice. He may speak quietly during a moment of worship or boldly during a time of sickness.
We must always be alert for His voice. He is constantly speaking to each of us and wanting, willing, and able to lead us on the path He has designed especially for us. As He was with the Israelites then, so He is with us now: "He guided with a cloud by day and light from a fire all night." His presence is constant, but we must seek it until we find it.
Whether a cloud by day or a light in the darkness, He waits to be our guide.
Prayer: We thank You, Father, that You will guide and guard us, equip and enable us to do what You call us to do. Bur first we must seek You in earnest. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night. Psalm 78:14
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