Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Who Gives God Advice?

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Who can measure the wealth and wisdom and knowledge of God? Who can understand his decisions or explain what he does?   “Has anyone known the thoughts of the Lord or given him advice?   Has anyone loaned something to the Lord that must be repaid?”  Everything comes from the Lord. All things were made because of him and will return to him. Praise the Lord forever! Amen.

Romans 11:33-36

Do you ever try to explain what God does?  I think it is even more common for men to tell others what God will not do!  We read the Bible as if it were a set of rules for God's behavior as well as our own. 

God is the Author and Creator of all that there is and therefore He is the one who decides what is true.  God does not proclaim truth, He decides what it will be and can do with truth what He will.     

Sometimes we confuse prayer with giving the Lord advice.  Praying is not God's counseling session.  He does not need our advice, but He does want to know what we desire.  Spiritual maturity begins when we learn to pray for God's desires and not our own!  It is then that we discover the joy of exchanging our heart's longings for the will of God.

"Lord Jesus, forgive me for thinking that You need my advice about anything.  Lord, I need everything from You.  You have given me life itself.  May You, Lord Jesus be praised forever.  Amen."

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