Friday, 3 July 2015

The Friendly Counsel of God

At different points in time, we seek the counsel of friends, relatives, neighbors or acquaintances. Counsels are sought for several reasons – for simple matters such as finding the best place to host a party or making the right investment plan to more important issues such as choosing the right career, getting into a right job or working out a good marriage. Whatever the reason! Counsels come in handy and are greatly sought after.

But remember the times when we look back and say “Had I not listened to his words!” “My life would’ve been better if I only I had not heeded to…” Such expressions are common and often play a part in everyone’s life.

Although they are easily forgotten in case of trivial matters,  when it comes to more important things in life, a wrong counsel can end up in a wrecked life – failures, broken marriages, failing relationship – things that shatter one’s  faith and break one’s spirit.

Here is when we need a counsel that never fails, counsel that will bring with it peace and prosperity, counsel that overcomes undue circumstances. Where do we find such a counsel?

Job says in 29:4, “when the friendly counsel of God was over my tent” (NKJV). KJV puts this as “…the secret of God was upon my tabernacle.”

A wise counsel is secret to victorious living. Job needn’t had to run here and there in search of this secret as it was always over his tent, gracing his home.

How wonderful to receive a friendly counsel at all times and how much more wonderful if that friendly counsel came from the eternal, all-knowing God Himself!

Are you wondering what the future holds for you? Are you anxious about your life? Are you puzzled about what step to take next or in which direction to move forward?

Allow God to counsel you and direct your paths.

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