It’s Friday again! We have taken our son to college and so we have a new normal around our house. I miss him but I have a peace that can only come from the Lord knowing that our son is where God intended for him to be right now. He’s at a small Christian university 6 hours from home. I have been watching the live feeds of their chapel services this week and I am so excited to see how his walk with the Lord grows while he’s there.
Because it’s Friday, I get to do one of my favorite types of blog posts. I’m joining together with other bloggers to write about one word ~ for five minutes. The link-up is hosted by over at the Five Minute Friday site. If you’d like to know more about it, click here.
Today’s word is …….
As I considered the word GUIDE, I realized that this week I have had numerous opportunities to pray for others. Something that I am honored to be able to do. Some of the requests have been straightforward, but some….well, I wasn’t exactly sure what to pray. I had the opportunity to pray over the phone with a friend this week. I honestly had no idea what I was going to say when she answered the phone but I had prayed that God would give me the words she needed to hear. I prayed He would GUIDE me.
I’ve had similar situations over the years. I remember the time that I ran into a friend in the produce section of Walmart. I knew that she was going through a very difficult time. Honestly, I had no idea what to even say but by the time I left the store, I knew that the Lord had GUIDED me in my words and my actions. I prayed with her right there beside the lettuce.
I thought of another way that I relate to the word GUIDE. And it also has to do with my walk with Christ. I believe that the Lord has plans for us. Not only are we so serve and worship Him but we are to follow His direction. How do we know His direction? We have to seek Him. Jeremiah 29:13 says……
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Studying God’s Word, spending time with Him in prayer and even the fellowship of other believers are all tools that God uses to GUIDE us. For me, I just have to be sure that I am paying attention.
As usual, I have just a little more to add. When I get discouraged, I sometimes question if I misunderstand what I believed to be God’s guidance. This is where prayer is so important. And not just talking to Him but sitting still and listening to what God wants to speak to our hearts. In those quiet moments, He will confirm and GUIDE us.
Until next time…
Joy to You!
This post is linked up with others over at Five Minute Friday. Please hop over and read what others are saying about the word “GUIDE”.