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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Will of God, #5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5,6)
Such is the first phase of the forming of Christ in us. Can you see how we become an extension of the Logos, the Word of God? Everyone who sees us will understand God's will, won't they?
The second phase is, as I have stated, the expression of God's will in what we do.
In order to enter this phase of the expression of God's will we have to be aware of the mind of Christ at every point of action throughout the day and night.
We can begin to practice this right away.
I have been working at this for a couple of years now, and it really is enjoyable and practical.
Each of us makes numerous decisions each day. Most of these decisions are quite minor, such as should we put our left shoe on first or our right shoe—that is, if we own a pair of shoes. The richer we are the more choices we have, such as what pair of shoes should I wear.
Of course, there are some things we are required to do, such as getting up at six o'clock and going to work. But we may have a choice as to what route we take, or if we want to go in especially early. Then too, we can make a decision to sleep too long and go to work late, if we wish to take a chance on losing our job.
The minor decisions throughout the day are numerous. Sometimes we are facing a major decision, such as whom I should marry; or, should I buy or rent a certain house; or should I move to another city.
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! It may be true that the poorer people are the fewer decisions they are faced with. On the other hand, this may not be true at all.
In any case, we continually are making decisions. We can rely on our experience, our desires, our talents, our sense of duty, what people expect of us, to make the decisions. We can ask other people; and sometimes it helps to get godly counsel.
We can rely on these sources, or we can keep holding up our decisions to the Lord. This is what I do. I have learned that when I do this things work out much better. Have you found this to be true?
The Bible tells us to acknowledge God in all our ways. This is what I am referring to—acknowledging God in all our ways.
Here in America most of us have decisions to make about what we eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We can obey our appetite and our desires, or we can keep asking the Lord what we should eat. This is what I do.
I am not delighted with the idea of referring to myself continually, but I am hoping to convince you that this is a practical, manageable, delightful way of handling the problems of life.
To be continued.