My wife and I have been married for just over two years. It’s been an awesome couple of years, but one of the best things has been getting to know her more. We only dated for a little over a year before we got married, so much of our first two years has been learning more about each other. As we’ve gotten to know each other more, I’ know’ve learned how she would answer certain questions. For example, I know what she wants to drink when we eat Mexican food: A kid’s sized Dr. Pepper and a water.
When you know someone, you know the decisions they would make.
I think there is so much truth to that statement and how it relates to our faith. When you know God more, the more you know the decisions he wants you to make. At the Forney campus on Sunday, Nick Edwards made that statement in his sermon, and it really made me stop and think about how I approach my decision making. When I’m faced with a decision and want to make the wise choice, what do I typically do? I typically ask God for the wisdom and discernment to make the right call. That’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a great thing. But it’s just the start.
Instead of simply asking God for the wisdom to make the decision, we should start striving to know God more. Because as you know someone, you start to know what they would do. As we strive to know God more, we start to know more and more how he would want us to act and how he would want us to make decisions.
Colossians 3 gives us this framework for why we do what we do. It talks about how if we are Christ followers, we have died and it is now Christ who lives in us. So, if Christ is our life, then we should be doing the things that Christ would do and we should not be doing the things Christ wouldn’t do. Here’s the kicker though: you don’t know what those things are unless you make it a priority to know him more.
So, how do you make wise decisions? You know God. How do you know what you should do? You know God. How do you know what you should stay away from doing? You know God.
If you realize that maybe you don’t truly know God, please let us know. We’d love to talk to you about this God who loves you so much that he sent his son Jesus so you could have life.
Know God. Make wise decisions.