by PamFord Davis
6/04/2009 / Devotionals
How can we be sure if we are in God's will? Many times we rely on logic, our conscience, or that famous "gut feeling!" In our split second time frame we expect instant answers, and are not willing to wait on the Lord.
We leap before we look and often crash, pulling others down with us. Maybe we all need to take a lesson from the turtle and the hare! Time spent in prayer and God's word gives direction; and speaks not through our "gut feeling," but through the Holy Spirit.
In our efforts to justify sin we may say "In my heart I felt like I did the right thing." Don't you believe it! Our hearts are not a good reference point! "The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give to each man according to his ways, according to the results of his deeds (Jeremiah 17:9-10 NAS)." We can't trust our own hearts. "Beware, lest your hearts be deceived (Deuteronomy 11:16a NAS)."
The Psalmist knew the answer. "Thy word have I treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee (Psalm 119:11 NAS)." God's word in our hearts is our alarm system! Be sure to keep it charged with the power of God's Holy Spirit!
Freelance writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal and more. Devotions included in Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.
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