What would you like to know? With the “net,” you can find answers to most any question you can think of. However, it does not mean the answers will be true.
The beginning of the fall of the human race began with Eve’s quest to know more than she knew. The fruit satan offered her was pleasing to the eye and good to eat. She already had a garden of fruit that was all that.
So how did satan reel her in? He did it by planting the thought that his fruit would make her wise. She bit.
Why do we want to know things? Usually because we believe, if we knew the right things, we could run our lives. And the more we believe we can call the shots, the less we will believe we need God.
We begin life in a state of total dependence in the womb. But as we grow, we begin to lose that memory.
Many of us say we have been “born again.” That is God’s Will for us … but not as a confirmed dinner reservation in Heaven or a platform from which to launch our own ideas. His Will is that we continue spiritually as we were in the womb, knowing we are totally dependent on Him for everything.
The decisions in life that I made “on my own” often did not turn out well.
Even when I said I prayed about something, regretfully, it was rarely a prayer of total surrender. Instead I decided something and then said, “Is this ok with You, God?” Then I waited five minutes and if some circumstance did not stop me, I’d move forward, thinking, “Good! I prayed about this. I’m good to go!”
The moments of revelation in life come when we run out of answers and find our “not knowing” totally exposed. I believe perhaps God allows those times to remind us that All True Wisdom comes from Him!
So will He instantly give us all The Answers we need? He will do better than that. He will give us Himself and He has all The Answers. He gives us a Promise we can depend on. Here it is.
“For I know The Plans I have for you,” declares The Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.”
He knows The Plans and He assures us of how good they are. That is all we need to know. It’s not what you know. It’s Who you know!
Once, while driving back country roads with my father, I got lost. Anxiously I told him I was lost.
What he said was not only his reassurance to me at that moment, but it was God’s Wisdom for every other moment of my life.
He said, “You’re not lost. You’re with me and I know where we are.”
Trust God. You are not lost. You’re with Him and He knows where you are!