And they said, “Do whatever seems good to you.” But the priest said, “Let us draw near to God here.”
In 1 Samuel, Saul is about to make an important decision that would affect the entire nation of Israel. All the people thought he was the stuff ... Including himself. In this one verse we see the battle many of us face when we make decisions big or small. Now, I'm not saying that you should ask Jesus which burger to get for dinner. I have friends that do, but I guess I'm not that spiritual.
I do see incredible value in taking time when you make large decisions to draw near to the Lord. Even when you are confident you are making the right choice. Especially when you are confident you are making the right choice. Take some time and go before the Lord for two main reasons:
1) Its not your life. If you are a Christ follower, you gave your life in complete submission to Him. We are merely stewards of every breath and every day that He gives us. May we use them in a way that honors Him.
2) He has the best perspective in every way. Experience? He's more than just immortal. He created life and time itself. Knowledge? He knows all and contains all. Strength? He hold the universe in the palm of His hand.
The bottom line here is trust. Can you trust Him in the moments he says wait or even no? Can you trust that if he alters your plans even slightly, He may have a greater and truer context He's working with?
As Christ followers, there has to be more than just behavior modification. There must spring a deep trust from within that He is all and we are not.
Alpha and Omega.