“When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, ‘Lord, should we strike with out swords?’ And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.” Luke 22:49-50
A question is asked and before it is answered an action, relating to the question, is taken.
How like us.
We claim to be in union with God.
We claim to have a relationship with Him.
And yet we often give Him mere lip service.
We ask for His help and plow ahead before His answer comes to us. We assume that we know what His answer will be.
And often we don’t.
I am currently reading, “God Guides,” by Mary Geegh. It is a collection of stories about listening to God. I am in the early sections, but the pattern is already established: listening to God is essential.
Doing what God wants may not be what I want. His Ways are not always my ways. But He knows best and deserves my trust.