Decisions. Making decisions can sometimes be difficult, especially when it is a one where it will make a major impact in your life. There have been times when I’ve made decisions without consulting God. Somehow, most of those decisions were the right ones and something good came from it.
It’s only been in the past ten years or so that I have really sought God’s counsel on decision making. I think the difference that comes with seeking God during these times is the peace that comes with the decision. When God is in the middle of it, He gives us peace.
Several years, I was making a huge decision. I decided to take a day and spend it in the mountains chatting with God. I found a lovely spot. The scenery was amazing. The weather perfect. With Bible in hand, I sat on a bench, telling God all about the decision to be made.
I flipped to the concordance of my Bible to search for verses about mountains…I chose to read Micah 4:2. “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” It was a great verse to start with.
Allowing God to teach me something was a good step. Knowing that walking in His path would be the result was even better. I knew I needed Him to point me down the right path.
Then I read the entire chapter of Micah 4. It’s interesting that the section starting in verse 6 is titled, “The Lord’s Plan.” Could I possibly have found a better passage to read during this decision making excursion? I don’t think so. And I also don’t think it was by accident that I turned to this passage.
There were several verses that led me to believe that my decision was an easy one. Yes, there would be some major changes in my life, but I knew God was leading me in that direction.
There is one other verse in this chapter that I have held on to throughout these past few years. Micah 4:10b – “…for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued. There the Lord will redeem you out of the hand of your enemies.”
This verse tells me that I must get out of my comfort zone to share the Gospel with anyone and everyone who will listen. It may even be that I am to leave the security that I am so accustomed to. But for certain, the Lord will be with me through it all.
Maybe this particular chapter will mean nothing to you. Maybe it’s just a chapter in the Old Testament that has no relevance in your life. For me, it was a turning point. A time when I asked God and He answered me. I do believe I can still repeat Micah 4:2. Will you join me? Are you willing to learn what He has to teach?
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.”
Grace and peace be yours in abundance,