Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord , that shall stand. ~Proverbs 19:20-21 KJV
As we ponder on the right things to do in life and the right decisions to make, we need to first go the God for counsel. We run to seek advice from friends, family, and therapist when the person with all the answers is right there… with you all the times.
Much of the problem comes from us being able to hear what he tells us, confident without uncertainty, that it’s his voice we hear. This comes with strong conviction and dedication to your relationship with him. Through prayer and a continual building of a relationship with him, we are able to discern is voice, counsel, and instruction.
My constant prayer is that all of us are able to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the lord is talking, advising, and consoling us in the right paths and choices we make.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! ~Isaiah 9:6 NIV
Lord, let us hear your counsel, and receive your instruction, so that we may be wise at the end!!
As I turned on my radio on this beautiful Sunday morning, the Sister Act’s version of “Oh Happy Day” was on. It is so refreshing to hear this song and remember the simple basics of God’s gift to us. Edward Hawkins lyrics wrote that “God taught me how to watch, fight, and pray.” How did God do this?
- His blood on Calvary saved us from hell and we are now able to repent of our sins.
- We have strength through his spirit to fight the devil and evil.
- He teachings us in the bible to pray at all times to Jesus.
- We are to watch for his return. Exciting!!!
Rejoice today and everyday knowing that no matter what we’re going or working through our worries about sin has been washed away. What more do we need to feel good about on any given morning!
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” ~Romans 8:26 KJV
Sometimes we have so many prayers and intentions that when we have a quiet moment with the lord we don’t know where to begin. It becomes overwhelming and this leaves us feeling like we forgot to thank or ask him for this or that.
The scripture above in Romans is so powerful because it tells us that God already know our prayers before we approach the thrown. He knows all our wants and needs.
I have found that when I center myself in quite meditate, I not only get the answers to my prayers, but also to the things that I should ask and thank him for. What a great gift meditation is which God himself instructed us to do.
How blessed we are to have the powerful God we serve whose spirit itself intercedes for us!