Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Waiting on the Counsel of the Lord

Summer is coming to an end and before long fall will arrive. I can already feel the hint of a cool breeze teasing the summer humidity. The seasons are changing and so are the desires of my heart. It happens this time every year. God designed the earth to change with time and He did the same with each of us. None of us are ever meant to stay in one place (whether physically or spiritually) for too long. We are always on the move, reaching out and growing more towards Him.

Sometimes the Lord fulfills the changes my heart desires with a simple break from the everyday routine. Other times I find myself wanting to make a bigger change. I seek counsel from the Lord, but the desire to discover an immediate plan is overwhelming. It’s funny how lessons in waiting and patience coincide with our longing to make a move of some kind. Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) says “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” or as the KJV versions says, “…the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.”

My heart and mind is filled with new ideas, possibilities, and all kinds of adventures. If I were to act on my own impulses I would end up running in a hundred different directions without ever arriving at a destination. When we wait on the Lord and seek His counsel, which is both sure and direct, then we will find our feet on His appointed path arriving at His chosen destination. Not only that, but His chosen destination will be so much more than our hearts could ever have imagined! (Ephesians 3:20)

Originally posted at JesusBoatMuseum.com

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