WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS. No. 248
WILL GUIDE YOU.
How will I know what God wants for my life?
You might be thinking that.
Will He want me to be a doctor, or a missionary?
Maybe I will be a writer, or a person who runs a shop, or a farmer or a house builder. Perhaps there will be no jobs when I grow up!
Will I marry some one and have children of my own?
What should I study for my life’s work?
Am I too young to know God’s will for me now?
I can’t see anything about me and my life in the Bible, not just for me!
I DO want to be everything the Lord wants me to be, but I am not sure how to go about it.
Are those some of the thoughts in your mind?
Well, the Lord Jesus Christ is REAL and loves you, and He has all the answers for you.
It takes time and faith to grow in knowing the Lord Jesus as your
Guide and Precious Friend. He wants you to share His Life all the time.
We get to know what God wants us to do because we know HIM and obey Him
every day. There is an old song that says, “Trust
and obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and
Do you want to belong to Jesus in every way?
I hope you do. If so, then let’s get serious about starting right now to know God as YOUR Guide - the One Who has a wonderful Plan for your life.
God wants to show you what to THINK.
What we think about is very important, because what we do starts with what we think!
In the Bible it tells us we must let God change our minds by the reading of His Word:
“...bringing into captivity [ making a prisoner of ] every thought to the obedience of Christ; “ (11 Corinthians 10:5)
“...be ye trans-formed [ completely and wonderfully changed ] by the re-newing of your mind, ...” ( Romans 12:2).
God wants to show you what TO DO.
Peter didn’t know what God wanted from him once. He was in doubt about his work as a missionary. God sent three men to Peter, and the Spirit of God showed him what to do and where to go! So Peter went to a place called Cesarea.
Here is some of the story:
“Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry [asked about ] for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, And called, and asked whether Simon, which was sur-named Peter, were lodged [lived ] there. While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.” ( Acts 10: 17-20).
Peter said later:
“The Spirit bade me go with them nothing doubting.” (Acts 11:12).
God wants to show you where He wants you TO
God knows all the plans he has for YOU, yes YOU! He doesn’t want you to miss out on anything He has planned. So, now is the time to get busy with trusting God and learning as much as you can about Him every day. He knows the future, and He holds your whole future in His Hand. Peter had a vision, but most of the time people learn about God’s will from His Word, the Bible. God won’t push His will on people who want to do their own thing, and couldn’t care less about doing what God wants! Here is what the Lord says:
“Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts [ don’t make your heart hard against God, let Him make it soft and easily moved ]...:”
( Hebrews 3:7,8).
God promises YOU:
“I will instruct thee [ you ] and teach thee [ you ] in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” ( Psalm 32:8).
More tomorrow about God as your Guide!
Bye for now.