GUIDED BY COUNSEL
Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:1-8
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
In a world where many voices and influences exist, making life choices can sometimes be a difficult task and we often find ourselves seeking advice from others. But how can we tell if the counsel we receive is right or wrong? How do we ultimately decide what to accept? We must realize as believers that God’s word is always available to us as the ultimate counsel (Psalms 119:24).
Certain situations may tempt us to act rashly or follow a particular course of action that appears logical to us but is totally against God’s desire for us. We must, however, remember to seek God’s counsel first. David and his men returned to Ziklag and found it razed down by the Amalekites. Their wives and children taken into captivity and his men agitating against him. Being a valiant leader, the natural and rational thing would have been to immediately chase after the Amalekites. After all God was on David’s side. But David sought God’s counsel first by enquiring if he should go after the Amalekites and God gave him victory over them.
Do you seek God’s counsel in every situation or do you just assume your actions are logical and therefore, in line with His will? Remember the counsel of God is always available to us through His word and those who seek His face live long and prosper. You can know his will if you seek his counsel today.
PRAYER:Lord, grant me the grace to always seek your counsel in every decision I make in Jesus name
FAITH BYTE:I seek God’s counsel at all times. I do not make assumptions concerning His will for me.