Cart before the horse

“The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord.”  Joshua 9:14.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Joshua 9-11 and 1 Corinthians 6.

Have I given God control of my life?

Good way to find out is to examine my decision-making process.  Do I start things and then ask God to bless me?  That’s backwards for anyone supposedly controlled by God.

Joshua and the Israelites fell into this mistake when the Gibeonites came calling.  The result for the Israelites was that they signed an agreement with folks that they were supposed to destroy.

I live in a culture that prides itself on being able to make decisions.  Make the right choice after gathering facts.  Knowing what is best.  All that independent-thinking stuff.  But the Godly must NOT do things that way.  Why?  God can see the “big picture.”  We can’t.  We see through a glass darkly.  God knows what is best. We need to inquire of Him.

I claim to belong to God and I beg for His control of my life.  How then can I make decisions without interacting with God first?  When I plow ahead on my own, I am displaying a godless independence that leaves Him out.  I can’t do that!

“Lord, forgive me for making choices without Your involvement.  I do not know what I should be doing as well as You do.  I beg You for directions.  I beg You for wisdom.  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

Made any decisions lately without consulting God?  It’s a bad place to be.

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