Family or friends decide to take a certain route or make a certain decision but your heart is not in it and you bail out. Then sadly, something unexpected happens (hopefully nothing deadly) and the first thing you think is that, “my gut was right I should not have joined them”, or “my 6th sense was right”. Well, whatever name we give it, one thing you need to know is that maybe if you joined them, things would have been worse or more fatal so you didn’t save the day, someone greater than you did.
That 6th sense or gut feeling for me is always the voice of God.
We get so many near misses in our lives and forget that someone was directing our path and showing us the direction we should follow. The Bible in Psalms 37: 23 – 26 has some very bold words, I quote from the NIV, “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with His hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing”.
This is the catch, righteous is not the outward show we see on peoples faces after lining up to take holy communion or the Lords supper. In our own strength and ability, we cannot be righteous, only God can do it by His grace. It therefore takes each of us to go boldly to God as our Father and admit that by ourselves, it is hard, and allow Him to hold our hand and walk the journey, leading us every step of the way.
Why? Because that surrender and submission is the only way we can stand right with God, and can boldly with no fear or guilt of shame and sin, go to Him and seek Him, to order our steps, every second of every minute.
God Bless You.