We are all faced with making hard decisions in life. And sometimes, it is not the easiest thing to discern what the best route to take is. Well, as I was reading a devotional this morning (connecting the testaments) this jumped out at me & I thought I would share.
1 John 5:6-12 ESV
6 This is he who came by water and blood-Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 For there are three that testify:
8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.
9 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son.
10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son.
11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Connecting the Testaments Devotional (6-24)
John leads the doubting recipients of his letter back to the truth, he shows them the simplicity of the solution: Through the Son, God has provided a way out of sin. This simple truth requires a simple response: belief in the Son.
Where in your life do you complicate an obedient response to God?
As I was reading this I immediately thought of how easy it is for me to think through a decision over and over. And how it seems every time I do, I get a different solution to the problem I am faced with. It honestly drives me nuts. I am a person who likes order and I don’t think anyone would necessarily call me a wishy washy person or a person who can’t make a decision. However I want to be diligent to put in the thought process to make sure I am making a good decision.
The reason I believe this stuck out to me was because of the simplicity of it.
I love the fact that in a relationship with Christ, you do not have to wonder about salvation, you do not have to travel on a spiritual journey or visit a guru to know the Lord’s will. You just have to seek Him in prayer and His Word (Bible).
Therefore, decisions do not have to be so complicated. We must simply trust Him and do as His word commands.