Counsel on High

Psalms 16:7, “I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”

God is our teacher, Father, and friend.  When we need help, God is there.  When we get scared, God is there.  When we go through anything, God is there.  Since God is always there, we should give Him the honor He deserves for the blessings that He bestows.  He even helps our hearts to follow Him.  God is our counsel on high.

God gives us all that we need.  This includes the counsel that we need.  Just as Jesus had disciples that followed Him to learn all that they could, we need to follow God around to learn all that we can.  Much of our learning can come from the Bible.  Some will come from prayer.  A lot, though, will come from living.  By living, we learn from failures and strive for successes.

God is there to ensure that we have more successes than failures.  We have more successes by listening to God and what He says.  The Bible is filled with so much of how we are to live.  It is an instruction book for life.  For this reason, we should thank the Lord for His counsel.  His counsel is always true.  He will never mislead us.  He has no ill-will.  He is not out for His own gain.  Unlike humans, God cannot lie.  This is why we should listen to God above man.

At times when we get scared or nervous, if we have God in us, we can listen to our heart (soul).  At any time, the Spirit of God in us can speak for us.  Can help us.  Can guide us.  That is what we should want.  That voice you hear when we get ready to do something bad; that is God.  That is His Spirit advising you on what to do.  Listen to that voice.  Avoid the bad thing and seek the good thing.

We should always want to listen to God.  We can trust Him and when He is with us, we can trust our heart.  If our heart is grounded in Him, we will know that what we are doing is of God.  He is with us.  Why not take advantage of having God with us?  Don’t forget about God.  God is not a “last resort.”  God should be your “first call.”  Call on Him in the good times and the bad times.  Talk to Him and let Him know you are there.  He loves to talk to You.  Talk to Him.  Seek His counsel today and every day.

Heavenly Father,

You are so wise.  You are far more wise than we can ever be.  Thank You that You are there for us even when we don’t feel You there.  Help us to trust You more.  Help us to learn from You more.  Invade our lives and invade our bodies.  Guide us and use us for Your will.  You have a plan for us.  Let us do Your will always.  Your counsel is higher than any other.  Thank You that You are our God and our friend.  We praise You forever.

In Your name we pray,

Amen

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