Good morning people who live by the equations of God
Psalm 25:12 NIV Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
Here’s an equation I feel in my spirit:
The ways we should choose = the ways that God has already chosen for us.
Our choice is more about our accepting than it is about choosing.
Absolutely we get to choose God or not, and we also get to choose whether we do God’s will or not. We do have a choice, and it is our choice.
But the choice is for God’s Lordship and His direction. It is not about our direction and our desires.
In fact, even as one who has had the privilege of walking with Father for a long time, if I make the choices ‘I want’ based on my feelings, emotions or flesh, many times I will not choose to do God’s will. There is sacrifice. There is self-denial. There is obedience even when I don’t want to.
But this is not to restrict, diminish, control or destroy. Aligning my will to God’s will is always for my best and the best of those around me. It might not always feel like this, but it is the truth.
“So, Father, please show me the ways that You want me to walk in, so that I can choose to follow You and Your plans.”
I choose ‘God’s choice’.