I'm participating in Five Minute Friday this week, and our word is "guide." As always, I like to lead off my FMF post with the very first thought that comes in my mind, which this time was actually a line in the song, God is Good All the Time:
Take a listen and see if you can identify the line that mentions guide: (subscribers will need to click through my blog to see the actual YouTube Video.)
"He will guide you; He will keep you safe and sound."
And now, my five minutes of writing on the word "guide":
In the last couple of years, our church board, of which I am a part, has had to make some tough decisions. We have prayed, and fasted, and had special prayer meetings. When options with no clear directives from the Word are presented, what are we supposed to do?
I've often joked, "Why doesn't God just send us a fax?"
Recently we had a thorny issue. We took a vote. 5 for, 2 against. So, going with the majority, the board decided to proceed. Guess what? In the end, things turned out the way the nay-sayers wanted.
This just proves to me that when you are seeking God and doing the best you can, He will make things turn out the way it should be.
He is our guide, and if we get sidetracked and go off the path, He is large enough, wise and powerful enough to get us back where we need to be.
Safe under His guidance.