How passionate are you about God? Do you truly love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength? Are you excited about worshiping Him? Serving Him? Living for Him? We are passionate about sports, entertainment, and our children or grandchildren. To be honest, we often lack passion for God. I just preached about the passion of Caleb, see Joshua 14. He was a man that followed God with his all. No matter what, he burned with passion for God. I lack that passion for God at times. I assume you do to. Here are some ways to rekindle that passion for God:
- Pray, seek God, ask Him to relight your fire
- Get in the Word, not to just check a box or out of guilt, but to truly encounter God
- Confess sins, Psalm 51 is a great guide
- Worship God, sing to the Lord at church and during the week
- Step our of your comfort zone, do something that requires bold faith
- Get some rest, maybe you just need a nap
- Surrender to the Holy Spirit, let Him rule in your heart and life
Have you ever made a bad decision? Who hasn’t! Even great people of God make bad decisions. Joshua, for instance, made a bad decision, making a peace agreement with the enemy. He failed to turn to God. We often do the same. Here are 7 Steps to Making Good Decisions.
- Get all the facts. Luke 14:28, “For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?”
- Take some time. Don’t get in a hurry about it, if you can help it. I always tell people, “Let me sleep on it.”
- Pray about it. You are inviting God into the situation. You are surrendering to Him as well. Ask about that specific situation. Ask God for wisdom too, not just for that decision, but all of life, see James 1:5.
- Read the Bible. Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” What does the Bible say about the matter? Either directly or indirectly.
- Get wise counsel. Talk to godly people you trust, who can give you good insight on the matter. Proverbs 11:14, “But in abundance of counselors there is victory.”
- Do what Honors God. 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God.”
- Consider how it will affect others. Your family. Friends. Church. Nonbelievers.
You may not use every step when buying groceries, but I encourage you to think through these questions when faced with decisions. It will help you seek God and be wise.