Most of my life I have felt a responsibility to live a dutiful life. Doing things for others meant I loved them, respected them, was faithful to them–especially when it came to God. I also believed that God gave me common sense–‘sight’–and the only time I needed to consult Him was when I was in a fix, not on every day things–after all, He has enough things to take care of, why worry Him with the nitty-gritty details of my life. It’s weird–obviously I had a misunderstanding of ‘belief.’
This morning I was a little blindsided by my devotional. The whole thing was an excellent reminder to ‘pray without ceasing.’ In essence, talk to God about everything, all day long–like a friend walking beside you–He is there you know, whether you talk to Him or not. Here is one portion of what I read (If you’d like to read all of it Google His Utmost For His Highest),
We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus on a much deeper level than we do now. We should get in the habit of continually seeing His counsel on everything, instead of making our own commonsense decisions and then asking Him to bless them. He cannot bless them; it is not in His realm to do so, and those decisions are severed from reality. If we do something simply out of a sense of duty, we are trying to live up to a standard that competes with Jesus Christ. We become a prideful, arrogant person, thinking we know what to do in every situation. We have put our sense of duty on the throne of our life…
Think about it from this perspective–Do You Believe?…really?