January 11 Making Important Decisions

Scripture Reading: John 16:7–15

Key Verse: John 16:1

These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble.

God has definite plans for each of our lives and is very interested and involved in our every decision. In light of this fact, how should we go about making important decisions?

The Lord has our interests at heart every single second of our lives. There is no time at which He does not care about us or long for our very best. This is why He has promised in Psalm 16:11 to show us the path of life. Later, in Psalm 32:8, God promises to instruct us in the way we should go, and that He will guide us with His eye.

In his book What God Wishes Christians Knew about Christianity, author Bill Gillham reminds us that God has a “helicopter view” above the parade of our lives. While we can only see the parade as it marches by, God sees the beginning, middle, and end of our parade. Why, then, would we not beseech the Lord to give us guidance not only in major decisions but also in our daily choices?

Do you prayerfully submit to the Lord the choices you face? Do you rejoice in the fact that He has given you His Holy Spirit as a pilot in your search for guidance? Or do you navigate without first checking with your pilot, proceeding as if your personal philosophy holds that it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission?

Dear God, thank You for Your Holy Spirit who provides guidance for my way and gives me wisdom for making important decisions.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 12). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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