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Seek God's Will in the Little Things


This is Day 13 of my 40 day Lenten Blog.


"I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me." (John 5:30).


I really do seek God's will for my life. I pray that it be revealed all the time--telling Him that I don't want to do my own broken, selfish, sinful will, but want to do His perfect, beautiful will. But yet every day I do my will and not His in so many activities. In fact, I don't even bother to ask His opinion for at least 90% of the things I do on a daily basis.


The problem--I think--is I'm focused too much on the big stuff. I always pray for the big decisions in my life, but I rarely do I pray over the small stuff. But what if I sought His will in every decision I made? Not just what job to take, or church to join, or school to enroll my kids, but EVERY decision! What should I have for lunch? Should we have our friends over for dinner this weekend? Should we drive Capital Circle or the Interstate? Or to take it a step further--"Lord, what do You want me to do this week, today, right now?"


Perhaps if I let God control all of the little things in my life, I would not have to worry so much about the big things, because everything would fall into place exactly as He willed it.


Today's prayer:

Lord, I seek to do Your will. I know that Your will is perfect and mine is broken, selfish and sinful. Please guide me and let me know Your will in every minute of every day in every little thing that I do.


R.C. VanLandingham is the author of the Christian fantasy novel Peter Puckett & The Amulet of Eternity. He lives in Florida with his beautiful wife and three wonderful boys.

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