God's counsel

Luke 24:36-53, Joshua 8-9

Joshua 9:14 – So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from the LORD.

Lord God, when I read the story of Joshua and the Gibeonites I see clearly how foolish their actions were. Joshua had regular conversations with you; just as you talked to Moses like a man his friend, so you also talked to Joshua.  All Joshua had to do was ask, “God, what do you think about these Gibeonites,” and you would have told him.  But I see the same foolishness in my own life.  Too many times I read the signposts in my life and make a decision and go a direction based on what I see and what I think I know instead of asking you for guidance.  All I have to do is ask and you would give it!  In fact, you often give it without my asking.  But how foolish I am for not asking!  Lord God, your door is always open to me and you will give me wisdom and counsel.  You speak to my heart by your Spirit and through your Word.  You remind me of things your Word has said and you apply those words to my life.  You promise to hear and answer.  You promise to guide me through godly men and women whom you place in my life.  Teach me to come to you and call to you before any decision big or small.  Lead me to seek your advice in every moment.  Keep me from foolish decisions.   And in the end, dear Lord, turn any decision I make or direction I take for your good purposes.  Amen.