Connecting the Dots

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

Discovering clarity of mind and heart at times can seem like the search for the Holy Grail.  If only we could know what to do next? 

Most of our days are already scheduled for us.  When we get up.  When we go to work.  When we pick up the kids from school.  But beyond that, we are challenged with decisions that can entirely push us to our breaking point. 

Should we buy a house?  Should we let our kid go to college right now?  Should we start a new business?  It is just one challenge right after another.  

Ask for Knowledge Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.

Many people make decisions without understanding.  Knowledge is a byproduct of patience.  When you wait to learn, wait on God and wait to discover you gain understand and with understanding confidence.

Pray for Wisdom. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Wisdom is the proper application of that knowledge.  We allow that knowledge to be framed within the character of Christ.  That way we do what Jesus would do if He were in our shoes (or sandals, or high heels or whatever.)

Take a step of Faith.  Hebrews 11:1  

Knowledge and wisdom are wonderful.  The Bible encourages us to seek them.  But it never told us to entirely rely on them.  Instead, the Bible says that we should place our trust in Christ, the author of our wisdom and knowledge.  Here is the deal.  You're not perfect (hope that didn't surprise you) and because of your imperfections, you cannot make perfect decisions.  That's why you need to take a step of faith and follow Jesus.  He is perfect and He will lead you in His perfect will - if you are willing to follow. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to connect the dots and follow You today.  AMEN 

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