This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17 NIV
Isn’t it awesome that the creator of the universe loves you so much that He cares about every little detail of your life? I don’t have any two legged children, but I consider my little doggy as my child, so in that respect – I am a mom. As a mom, everything my dog does, or doesn’t do, concerns me. Am I feeding him the right food? with the temperature dropping into the 30’s at night, is he cold? When we go out front where there is no fence, is he walking to close to the road? Are there other animals lose that will attack him? Everything that concerns him, concerns me, and this is how our heavenly Father is with us.
Like my dog, when we walk too close to the road the Holy Spirit nudges us back into safety. Sometimes, while walking around in the front yard, my dog will look back at me like “Can I go over there?” and if I don’t say anything he knows its ok, but if I say “no” he changes directions. This is how we should be with our heavenly Father; before making a decision, we should go to Him first.
Our heavenly Father only has our best interest at heart, and if we listen to Him, He will guide us to what is best. “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.” Jeremiah 29:11
Father thank you for all you do for me. You protect me, provide for me, guide me, and love me. Thank you Father! Today Father, make me sensitive to the whispering of the Holy Spirit. I want to know everything He has to say, and Father, give me a radically obedient heart so that I may do all that He tells me.