Mag's Thoughts

Stubborn

Genesis 1:9 ESV

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so."

We humans often assume we are  in total control of our destiny. We make choices whether good or bad, but our Heavenly Father has the path of our life already planned. Our job is to follow his lead, his guideposts along the way. Fear, uncertainty enters our thoughts when we ignore God.

So, how do we know the path God chooses. Communication is the key. God gives us His truth in the Bible, a detailed instruction on living, His perfect truth! We also have direct communication with God through prayer.  While on earth, Jesus taught us to pray;  by example He went to His Father.  Because Christ is the  High Priest who intervenes on our behalf, we merely go before God in the name of His Son.

God created us, and  He sent His Son for us!  Read the passage above again. How dare we think we know more, can do more than our Creator who spoke and "it was so"(creating the cosmos). The definition of stubborn: "Determined to do what one  wants and is very unwilling to change his or her mind,  is a stubborn character used to getting his own way."  This definition describes we humans, myself included, so many times, and we find ourselves stumbling or in chaos.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 121:1-5 ESV

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

 

Wisdom

If you listen to children explain wisdom, they often comment that they listen to their parents because "they know." We have a Heavenly Parent who knows. Because He knows our thoughts and our actions before we act, seeking His wisdom results in perfect advice, perfect direction. He has already shown His love by sending His perfect Son to die in our stead.  Surely we know that in our finite journey, His wisdom affords us steadfastness as we are bound in  communication, prayer,  with our Lord and Savior.


Proverbs 2:6-8 (ESV)

6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
8 guarding the paths of justice
    and watching over the way of his saints.

 

On Course

My husband was a navigator in the Air Force. He flew a KC 135 refueler and used a compass and the stars to chart missions. Today, of course, computers and GPS have replaced much of what he used then.  We, however, have a compass that is never changing, perfect, and absolute truth. We have God's Word to keep us on track,  steady,  and on course.  Our responsibility is to rely on the Word of God for every aspect of our lives.  Like the compass and sextant used to chart the course for the plane,  the Bible must be used in order to stay on course.  We humans, without the guidance of our Creator, veer off course and create chaos in our lives.  

 But the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

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