“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7
(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – 2 Samuel 10 & 1 Chronicles 20 & Psalm 20 & Matthew 20)
Is my God God?
Does He have competition?
Many of the stories in the Old Testament emphatically reveal that God is a jealous God. He doesn’t want any competition.
When I seek strength and security away from God I am chasing counterfeit gods. They are terminal and every one of them will disappoint me sooner or later.
It is easy for me to leave God out of my day. I am underway and fully engaged when I invite Him along. “Bless me,” I ask. He could well reply, “You left me out of the planning part of this day, you’re on your own this time.”
My thinking is messed up when I assume He doesn’t need to be involved. Even little things are places in which I either rightly represent Him or I don’t. I can NEVER rely on my own judgment apart from Him. How long will it take for me to figure this out?
Seeking God’s Will is a never ending thing. My day must be set up to be flexible. I cannot exclude His possible direct interaction.
“Lord, prick my conscience when I am excluding You from decisions being made. I need You every second. I commit my life to You. Take me over. Direct my paths. Guide me, I beg.”