Hearing and Following God’s Voice
Scripture: “Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord, point out the right road for me to follow.” Psalm 25:4
Thought: I had been married for only nine months when my brothers from out of state asked me to move back to Arizona to help take care of my dying father. Mom was getting too old and couldn’t keep up with the physical demands of helping my father bathe, dress and eat. I waited so long for God to answer my prayer for a Godly husband and now that I had this blessing, I knew God surely wasn’t asking me to give it up after only nine months. My parents weren’t available when I needed them most in my life; why would I want to give up my new life for them now. I shared the story with my husband, and he said, “Let’s Go!” What? Wait? “George you are aware of my judgmental family. Why would we give up our jobs, our home, and our honeymoon marriage to go help my parents?” My husband shared his story of losing his father when he was nineteen and the guilt he felt for not taking the time to visit and spend more time with him. He didn’t want me to face the same shame. For the next three days I searched God’s word and asked Him to show me what he wanted me to do. I heard Him say, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU Sue, PUT ME FIRST, for I know the plans I have for you.” With a big decision to make, I sought God’s wisdom and listened to the leader of our marriage, First God, then my husband. Needless to say, the year wasn’t easy but the relationship between my parents and I was healed. Moving to take care of my father was the biggest blessing of my life, because of my obedience to Seek God First.
Action: When God calls you into a new endeavor you will find that God will anoint you in areas you considered your weakest traits. Whenever God does a new thing in your life, those who knew you before notice the change. This is the way of God. How does God view your life? What is the destiny He has chosen you to fulfill? Can you walk by faith and PUT GOD FIRST?
Prayer: Lord, it’s not about me and my own selfish ambitions. It’s all about you and what you have planned for my life. This is scary to me, but I trust you and I know your way is the best way. Please give me courage to walk where you call me by believing in you and your plans. (SD)