As I read my devotional today, I was reminded that I need to stop doing and start listening for God’s instructions for me. For those of you that know me, you can testify that I am a bit possessive and controlling when it comes to things like activities/jobs/responsibilities and that I takes things very personal and literal. I know that I can be over-critical due to me being obsessive and compulsive about how things are completed. I crave order and structure in most things I do. The scripture reading was Ephesians 5:17 “Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.” (NLT) I am going to practice listening to God and what His will is for me, He knows what is best for me and He wants to be included on our daily decisions as well as the really big ones. So, today I am asking God to walk with me through my day and I am going to listen for clarity as they relate to situations occurring in my life at the moment. Below is the devotional I read for today, I hope you find hope, clarity and peace in all you do today! Thank you my friends for your support and prayers!
Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. (NLT) ( Ephesians 5:17 ) When we find ourselves in difficult situations, it’s always comforting that we can turn to God for His guidance. But sometimes, we turn to Him casually, almost an afterthought. In times when we truly seek out His plan for our lives and put great thought into it, clarity comes. It’s a process where God teaches us important lessons. If you are struggling and looking for what the Lord wants you to do, put some thought into God’s promises and He will be there with you…Download this app to get your daily devotions: http://jctrois.com
I want to share another verse that a dear friend shared with me yesterday. I hope you find it as comforting as I did.
Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.”
Here it is from The Message translation.
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God ‘s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.”