"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. " Jeremiah 33:3 (NLT)
Do you ever reach out to a friend to help you understand a situation you are in? Last night, confounded by emotions I didn't expect from an email response, I reached out to my closest friend (who knew of the situation) and we shared our thoughts. It was so helpful to have another perspective, and my close relationship with my friend made her available to me and she was my first thought when I needed help with the problem.
Jesus can be that friend for us, too. And it's all about relationship. If we keep that relationship going, through daily prayer and conversations with God, we will know that we can come to Him with any problem or thought or idea and He will be our sounding board. And if we can be still for awhile, we may even know a response to our situation, through a nudging of the spirit, a song on the radio, or words from a friend. God uses many ways to reach our inner spirit to give us guidance.
When I have a big decision to make in my life, I call on Jesus. I talk with Him and I walk with Him and I pray for His guidance in my decision making. You see, I want it to be what God knows is best for me, not just what I want. And while it may be very difficult to discern what God's will is for me, I can usually tell if my motives are self-driven or of the Spirit. It just takes time and patience to discern the difference, and lots of self-reflection.
Call out to Him. Pray what your heart longs to know. Ask, and He will answer. And then, if you're like me, you may be awed by an overwhelming feeling, a feeling of knowing One so mighty would come to my aid and give me direction in my life.
I hope you enjoy our video today. It's a song by JJ Weeks that is getting a lot air play on the radio this week. I can't seem to get its message off of my mind. While the message may not coincide directly with the Bible verse today, it's sort of the other side of the conversation. While I reach out to God for guidance in my life, I want to reflect Him back into the lives I touch. That's the theme of our song, "Let Them See You"
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May you find blessings through your intimate conversations, my friends.