Shortly after Jesus’ ascension his followers had to replace Judas to become one of the disciples. They were going to pick people who had been with them during Jesus’ ministry, by casting lots for they felt that God knew everyone’s heart.
What if we took that approach about the decisions in our lives. We may not be open to casting lots, however, asking for wisdom and guidance from God about the upcoming choices that we are facing in life seems like a really smart thing to do. So often we are influenced by things that we can physically see, or by someone’s opinions, or by what is talked about in our mass-media world. However, none of these methods gets to what a person is in their heart and soul, who they are at the core of their being.
We all have many choices that we daily have to make, some small, some larger ones, and we have times when we will make mistakes or errors in judgement. But be encouraged through prayer and reflection to ask for guidance and discernment from God through the Holy Spirit. Doing this will not make our lives perfect, but it could give us insights that we may not have seen otherwise!
Prayer, Lord of all knowledge, help me in my life journey to come to you for wisdom and discernment for all areas of my life! Amen. Vernon T.
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