DON’T DO IT
“Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.”
1 John 3:21 KJV
One of the ways we get in trouble is when we don’t pray and ask God what He wants us to do or where He wants us to go. Our Heavenly Father knows our future and He knows what is best for us. There was a television show “Father Knows Best”. The dad didn’t always know best but God always knows best.
I have learned to ask God what He wants me to do every day and where He wants me to go. I don’t even go to the store unless I have peace in my heart about going there. Remember, God knows best and He will never lead us astray. We can trust Him with our life because He loves us unconditionally.
Do I always do what I think God wants me to do? No, because I am still in the flesh and will disobey Him at times. However, as soon as I realize what I have done, I repent and tell God I’m sorry and ask Him to forgive me. We have a compassionate merciful Father and He will forgive us if we sin and hurt Him.
When we do sin and hurt God, Jesus intercedes for us with the Father. “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” (1 John 2:1). What a privilege to have our Saviour defend us and intercede for us.
Heavenly Father, please forgive us when we disobey You and hurt You. Jesus, thank You for interceding for us when we sin and do things and say things we shouldn’t do or say. I love You, Heavenly Father. I love You, Jesus. I love You, Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweFebruary 7, 2017