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Making Decisions and Godly Counsel

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. Psalms 1:1, 2 Making major life decisions is something we all do. Whether it’s what job to take or who to marry, we all face important decisions. So the topic of counsel and where to obtain it is critical if we wish to live a full and godly life. As the above scripture states, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly.” counsel: advice; opinion, or instruction, given upon request or otherwise, for directing the judgment or conduct of another; opinion given upon deliberation or consultation (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary). It’s important that we learn the difference between godly and ungodly counsel, especially when it comes to major decisions. Today there is an unlimited amount of ungodly counsel at our fingertips. If we have a question what do we do?…Google it! Opposing Viewpoints When we Google something we are instantly presented with choices and many times different types of counsel. Some of it is godly and some is ungodly. The same is true when we talk to people who feel compelled to share their two cents with us, sometimes it is in line with the Word of God and other times it isn’t. And when you read a book rest assured that there is also an author out there with an opposing viewpoint. So with all this information flooding our minds how do we decide who to listen to? The Jesus Badge Myth: If...

Dry Seasons – What Are You Going To Do?

Have you ever gone through a “dry season” and wanted to know how to get out of it? For those unfamiliar with this term, a dry season is another way of saying “I don’t feel close to God and joy is lacking in my life.” I think we’ve all been there. It feels like we’re in a long distance relationship with God and we are the most unspiritual person on the planet. During these times should we just wait for the rain or can we do something to get out of this funk? But I don’t feel like it The hardest thing about being in a “dry season” is the fact that you don’t feel like doing anything else except possibly sulking and complaining. Emotions are real and have a tendency to override reason. Reason may tell you to call your friend and let him know that you’re having a hard time. But if you’re depressed a phone suddenly feels like it weighs 500lbs and just the thought of calling your friend can be overwhelming. So a key here is training yourself to do the things you know you should do even when don’t feel like it. The other night I was in one of these funks and all I felt like doing was sleeping, sulking and complaining. But my wife wouldn’t let me do that. She made me play racquetball. And then asked me what was wrong and what I planned to do about it. When she asked me that I realized that I wasn’t planning to do anything about it – except continue to be miserable. I could sense that my...