Isaiah 23,24,25; Ephesians 5:17-23

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. ~ Ephesians 5:17

 

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a song that basically said without knowing God’s plan and without His help, I will go when I need to stay and stay when I need to go.  That’s where we are—my husband and I—right now.  We are following a path, one that we feel we should stay on, as all other doors are closed to us, right now.  But the prayer in my heart, my deepest desire, is to understand the Lord’s will, so that I may follow it and be in it.  When I say “understand,” I don’t mean that I need Him to answer me each time I ask, “why.”  I guess to a certain degree, I want insight into this path, but mostly so I make sure I’m on the right road, going the right direction, for the right amount of time.

 

Father, today my prayer is that you would help me to be wise in the understanding of your will.  I do not want to be known as foolish, but as wise concerning your desires for me.  Father, above all else, my desire is to follow where you want me to go—to follow you.  Please continue to show me the way, that I may follow you all the days of my life.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

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2 responses to “Isaiah 23,24,25; Ephesians 5:17-23

  1. Kathy

    My husband and I are where you are. We have had a summer of waiting for God to show us what’s next. Slowly things are coming into focus, but there’s been much waiting, learning to rest and trusting that He will let me know what I need to know when I need to know it. It’s not been and it isn’t easy, but there are things God is working in my life during my uncertainty about the future. Early in the summer God used a couple of verses in Isaiah 30 to calm me down. v15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” continue to read on to v18 and 20-21. I am praying that God gives us peace and I have no doubt that He will answer our hearts’ prayers. I am counting on that.

  2. That, too, is my constant prayer – to be walking in God’s will. What is interesting, though, is looking back at the path that I’ve walked these many years. What I find is that God has been with me wherever I walked. The people whom I crossed paths with were in one way or another meant to be in relationship with me. The places where I visited for short or long times opened my eyes to God’s creativity or to my own blindness of my surroundings. The things I handled or dropped, God placed in my hands whether reaching for Him or pried open by Him. In other words, nothing I could do could have stopped His will; I’m just thankful when I prayed to be in His will that my awareness of His presence increased dramatically. God, let us rest in knowing that Your will will be done!

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