At times I’ve made my search for God’s will way too complicated. Hemmed and hawed, tied up in knots, pinned-down with indecision. An old friend could rarely make up his mind about almost anything. He searched for divine signs high and low, under rocks and trees. Even the color of a squirrel that crosses his path discloses God’s decision about whatever. Really? Very strange!
Others I’ve known test the Lord through fleece contests, wondering what His answers will be. Superstitious use of a ouija board, reading a horoscope, prognosticating tea leaves, all of which I don’t recommend. If any of these apply to you, stop! No ifs and or buts.
Still want to know God’s will? Listen to Psalm 92:1-2—‘It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night…’ Praise… thanks… and singing to Him! That’s not too complicated, is it? Hey, it’s exactly what He wants. No exceptions. No shilly-shallying waste of time. His or yours.
Love Jesus. Worship the Father. Be filled with the Holy Spirit. A Gaither gospel song keeps running through my mind–‘Jesus Is Lord of All’. ‘All my tomorrows, all my life, Jesus is Lord of all.’ The song lifts my praise to Jesus. Yes, Lord…of all!
Want to know God’s will? The Presbyterian Westminster (1647AD) Larger Catechism’s opening question gets down to brass tacks–‘What is the chief and highest end (purpose) of man? Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God and fully to enjoy Him forever.’ It’s that simple. Easy as pie. Child’s play–for such is the Kingdom.
Glorify Him. Enjoy Him. Fully! That’s not too complicated, is it?
Thank you, Jesus, for loving us and giving us your salvation. Amen.