June 6th, 2013
Have you ever had to make a big decision?
When I do, I sometimes make a list of all the things I can think of to support saying “yes” and a list of all the things that would cause me to say “no.”
Seeing the reality of what could happen as a result of my choice written out on a piece of paper can be extremely helpful.
But sometimes, decisions aren’t cut and dry.
There’s good and there’s bad on both side.
This morning I was reading about a time when Jehoshaphat had to make a very big decision about whether or not to go into battle.
Here’s what he did:
1. He declared a fast.
2. He was honest with God and said, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.”
3. He listened for God’s answer.
4. He trusted God when God’s spirit said, “The battle is not yours, but God’s…Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you.”
4. He praised and worshipped God before he saw the outcome of his decision.
Today, if you find yourself trying to make a big decision,
read II Chronicles 20 and consider following Jehoshaphat’s example.
God gave him a mighty victory because of his trust and obedience.
Sometimes our answers come when we look to God with an honest heart and simply tell Him,
“We do not know what to do, but our
eyes are on you.”
II Chron. 20:12b