Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that God is our perpetual guide. We have His ongoing guidance with us always. Therefore, we should not have to operate under the worries, strife, anxieties, and general stress that the “world” does. We can move and operate with confidence and in peace of mind. “In quietness and trust is your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15)
The message bids us to wait for God’s guidance in every step; to wait to be shown the way. As I read this, I can recall praying, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting…and then finally, just going ahead on my own, because nothing fell out of the sky. Nor was there a voice coming from a burning bush. Usually, I ended up regretting my decision, my choice. One time I got really frustrated and asked God, “why did you not show me what I’m supposed to do?!” “I did show you, and I even made sure it was written down for you, little madam.” -came the answer. What?! I didn’t see any flying scroll! And I never saw any , “eenie, meanie, tekel, do not go out with that jerk,” on the wall either. But, I did see that scripture in the Bible that says, “don’t be unequally yoked with unbelievers.” And there was that thing about not keeping company with those set on doing evil, or those who love wickedness.
Oh, wow! “Yes, dear, I want you to wait to act until you know and are sure you have my guidance down right.” You see, it’s always there. It’s been there since the very beginning. He told Adam and Eve not to eat from that tree. When God says wait for my guidance, He means wait to choose, or decide, and wait to act until you have checked and double-checked and strengthened your spirit. Remember Jesus in the wilderness? “It is written,” He replied to the devil. Obviously, He referred back to the scriptures. Of course, He was reminding the devil what the Word says, because Jesus is the Word. The Bible tells us that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Tim 3:16) Waiting doesn’t entail doing nothing until something falls out of the sky and hits us on the head; or God Himself shows up to show us the way. He already came, and He is the way. That leaves us with no excuses either, for not seeking or turning to that Word and acting accordingly. 1 John 1:3 is referenced by the message: “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” It is the perfect illustration of this message.
Sometimes God does send a special message via dream or some sign; but rarely. Most often, if you look within, and look at the Word of God, you’ll see He’s already pointed us in the direction we’re to go.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, December 12, 2018, 4:34 p.m.