Dear Bethel Family,
Let me ask you a question. What is the first thing you do when you get into your car? I hope you said fasten the seatbelt! Now let me ask you this, why do you buckle up before driving? We all know it's the law, but do we buckle up because we think we're going to have an accident? Most likely not because if that were the case we would probably head back home and hide! We fasten the seatbelt to keep ourselves safe. We do all we can to protect ourselves while out on the road. There is even something more important that we need to do for our protection in life. If we want to safely navigate through life, and I believe we all do, then we all need to check in with our Lord on a daily basis to seek His guidance as we move forward in our walk with Him. Each day is filled with unique opportunities, tasks, and circumstances along with traps, snares, trials, and temptations from the enemy. We must go to the Lord daily to find His direction for each set of unique circumstances. We find wisdom in His Word. We find answers to our questions as we spend quality time with Him.
Just think for a moment about all the decisions you need to make in a 24 hour period. Some decisions are easy because they're a matter of right and wrong. But how do we know the difference between good and best? There is wisdom in the pages of the Bible. In James 1:5 the Bible says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” But in verse 6 James goes a step further. He says, “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” As we spend time with the Lord, seek godly counsel, exercise our faith, and trust Him, He will give us clear direction as we apply His wisdom to our specific need. The good news is we can know for certain what decision to make when faced with a perplexing question. As you navigate through life this week, spend time with the Savior. Look to Him for guidance, trust His Word. He will never, ever, let you down! Cultivate your love relationship with Him. Find time each day to pursue Him. Your life will be richer because of it!
Have a great week!
“Man is born with His face turned away from God. When he truly repents, he is turned right round toward God; he leaves his old life.”
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