Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A few thoughts on Spiritual Decision making...

Taking a class at school this week and last- its a semester long class crammed into 7 days, so it is alot of information. I've been LEARNING SO MUCH. I cant even begin to talk about all that I'm learning and trying to wrap my brain around.

Here is something that we talked about in class today which kinda rocked my world a little bit.

Our decision making process doesn't work! Think about the times you have made decisions in the past... talk about open and closed doors....who opened the door? God? me? Satan? If its closed does it mean we bust it down? stick our foot in it? Signs- who are those from? Us? Feelings of excitement/peace? from who? me? Satan? what I ate for lunch?

Our decision making process doesn't work! all of these things paralyze us in uncertainty. We are uncertain about when to seek God's will and pretty inconsistent on what to seek God's will about.

Follow the light of God's word. God's word is sufficient for determining right from wrong. it is not going to tell you who to marry, where to go to college. But it will tell you right from wrong. Trust the word of God!

"I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." Psalm 119:104-105

Trust the God of the word. God is sovereign, He will do it.
He accomplishes what He wants to accomplish. Daniel 4- God sets up Kings and then disposes them. We say we trust God, but we worry if we make the "wrong decision" his plan wont work. REALLY? No way. Sometimes his plan is secret, sometimes its revealed.

In Amoral Areas- choose JOYFULLY. Amoral is not immoral or moral...aka not right or wrong. Example- college. Make a decision and enjoy. What color socks do i wear? should i buy a house? should i marry this person? All amoral decisions. Now once you do make these decisions come the moral questions. If you buy house- how will you use it? If you marry someone- the bible now says to love them and be faithful to them. You could marry a lot of people...once you make that CHOICE (bc you do make a choice) you must love and be faithful.

And obviously, you also want to take into consideration things when buying a house/choosing a college like money, can you afford it, majors, etc. But other than that, just choose! Enjoy! Celebrate the freedom you get in doing that.

"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." Ecclesiastes 11:5-6

Don't seek God's individual will for your life.
Its a secret. He hasn't told us everything. Be a part of HIS story.
"But to this day the LORD has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear." Deuteronomy 29:3

Why do we think we have to discover the will of God in everything? We don't have to try and find it, He will make it known. He will lead us there, He will accomplish His will.

Spiritual Life is a lot more enjoyable making decisions with this new sense of freedom. This was great for me to hear today and just wanted to share. Obviously, The Spirit is still at work, living and moving, and I definitely think can lead you in one way or another (I live in Dallas, HELLO) You have any thoughts on this? Does this bring any sense of freedom to decision making?

You are loved.

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