Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekend Worship—Cross Roads

O taste and see that the Lord is good: how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8

Photo provided by John Melson
Are you at a Cross road in your life? Has God brought you to a point where you don’t know which way to go on your journey with Him? Well, don’t feel like you’re alone. These moments come to all of us. I have so many things I can spend my time on—necessary things—all of them good things. As a matter of fact the only thing I know is that there isn’t enough time in the day to do everything! I can usually decide between good and evil, that’s a no brainer, but good and good, that’s much tougher.

This hits me constantly in my writing life. I have so many things I can spend my time on—how do I know what to chose? I’ve found there’s one choice that’s right every time. I’ve learned to chose God.

I know, it sounds like a Sunday school answer, one of those situation when the teacher asks a question and the answer is always God. I’m not talking about that kind of flip, hip answer. I’m talking about choosing a constant, consistent relationship with God, so that when those Cross roads appear, we’re ready. I’ve found that when we’re are walking closely with God, His leading is almost automatic. We get so tuned into His Spirit and His will for our lives, that we don't have to stop and think about our response.

On the other hand, when we’re walking in the flesh, in step with the world, our logic will usually lead us in the opposite direction from God. My logic, in and of itself, always seems to contain self justification and realization. I always know that I am out of step with Him when I have to stop and pray about every little thing, looking for God because I seem to have lost Him. I have wandered from His side and am once again seeking my own way. Of course there are times when I am walking with Him, and I am still unsure about what to do, but I find this doesn't happen as often.

So I encourage you to get in step with God. Build that relationship and let Him prepare you for the Cross roads ahead. Remember—He already know what you need to make the right decision.

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  1. Good thoughts, Edie! There are so many choices out there and only staying connected with God will keep us from losing the way...

  2. This is so true, Edie. I've heard that Satan doesn't always tempt us to do bad, but rather wants us to do "good" rather than God's "best."

    Thanks for that reminder. I needed it.

  3. I agree Edie. It's much harder to choose between 2 things when both are good. praying and reading the Word both bring us closer to Him so His will is more apparent. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. I'm happy to be in company with another Christian writer. I decided to write after reading the Golden Compass, all three. The books had so many inconsistencies in their mythology I thought I could do better in the opposite direction. Far too many books for teens are morally corrupt. I want to counteract that influence without being preachy.