Words from the Heart for Thursday August 31st, 2017
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)
In All You Do
Decisions, decisions! Many times we hear people say, “But, how can I know God’s will for my life? ” Even better than receiving a map right from heaven is the Lord’s plan for us to seek Him. We get to know Him better even as we find His choices being the best ones for our lives. This is a life-long lesson to learn and apply.
An American by the name of Lara moved to Canada back in 2013 and after two years of living in this country, she wrote a blog about things that Canadians do that seem odd to Americans. First, we eat curds and gravy on French fries. It is called poutine, and yes, we do eat this delicious, unhealthy food. We also eat a ridiculously large amount of macaroni and cheese out of a box. 55% more than Americans do per person. The average Canadian eats 3.2 boxes of Kraft Dinner per year. Keeping to food, many Canadians buy milk in bags. This is more common in eastern Canada than in the west but nevertheless is a uniquely Canadian concept. And finally, Canadians do eat ketchup chips. Well least some do.
Each nation has unique aspects to their culture that people do without thinking about them. They are as natural as breathing. If this is true of the peoples of the world, it ought to be just as true for those of us who belong to the kingdom of God. King Solomon points to one mark of the kingdom of God in Proverbs 3:6: “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” If you are a follower of Jesus Christ you belong to the kingdom of God. If you are, then it ought to be natural for you to seek his will in all you do. In fact, there really is no other option. This is a command from our king. King Solomon had noticed what is obvious to those of us who are committed followers of Jesus – the best place is right in the centre of God’s will for our lives. It is the sweet spot for the Christian. And as with so many commands in scripture, this one comes with a wonderful promise. When we seek God’s will with all our heart, he WILL show us the path to take. When we control our own lives, we are never sure if where we are headed is going to be good for us. But when we have sought God’s will, we have the assurance that we are headed in the right direction.
These have been words from the heart.