“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.”
—Psalms 33:11 (NRSV)
Have you ever had to make a big decision in your life? It’s hard! Especially when it affects lots of different other areas of our lives. Maybe it was a big move, a job shift, adding to your family, etc. These types of decisions are big and take lots of prayer and consideration. When I have to make a big decision I seek out counsel. I hope you do too! Maybe you have specific people in mind you go to before you make a big decision. Your spouse, other family members, friends, and even pastors.
I hope you also seek out counsel from God. Because God has a plan and a purpose for us all. I believe that counsel from God is displayed in various areas. Scripture, worship music, listening to Him, and other people. God speaks to us in all of these avenues. God desires for us to seek out counsel when we make big decisions because God has a plan for us. God wants to be intimately involved in our lives. It’s why Jesus was sent to live among us – so that we could be in direct and right relationship with Him.
In this advent season – if you are facing a large decision that might affect multiple areas of your life – I hope you find joy in the fact that God sent His Son, Jesus, so that you might have the counsel you need from God. You are never far from God’s heart. You are always on God’s mind. God has a plan for you. Live into that plan and always seek after God.