Thursday, January 7, 2010
Where there is no revelation,
the people cast off restraint;
but happy is he who keeps the law.
The world operates on vision. God's people live
by revelation. The world seeks grand and noble
purposes and goals to achieve. People dream up
the greatest and most satisfying things in which
they can invest their lives. God's people function
in a radically different way.
God does not ask for our opinion about what is best
for our future, our family, our church, or our country.
He already knows! What God wants is to get the attention
of His people and reveal to us what is on His heart and
what is His will, for God's ways are not our ways.
Whenever people do not base their lives on God's revelation,
they "cast off restraint." That is, they do what is right
in their own eyes. They set goals, arrange their agenda,
and then pray for God's blessings. The only way for you
to know God's will is for Him to reveal it to you. You
will never discover it on your own. When you hear from the
Father, you have an immediate agenda for your life: obedience.
Henry T. Blackaby & Richard Blackaby
from: Experiencing God Day by Day