Ask The Lord First
A friend asked me some years ago if I thought the Lord cared which foot we put on the floor first when we get out of bed in the morning. I have the silly thought that if we use the wrong foot first we might stub our toe or step on something. If the Lord has not told us one foot or the other should be first we needn*t worry about it. My friend may have been asking the Lord too many questions. Our usual and bigger problem is that we don*t ask Him often enough.
Psalms 37:23: The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Now and again I get away with doing something without asking the Lord first but that can be very foolish. I believe that a couple of good prayers are to ask the Lord to cause me to ask for His guidance BEFORE I get out of His will AND to ask Him to guide me continually when I forget to ask. We need to trust Him AND we should not be presumptuous about our ability to stay in His will. In and of ourselves we do not have that ability. We need to remember how quickly we can revert to trusting in ourselves. He often keeps us in His will in spite of ourselves, not because of ourselves.
Isaiah 58:11: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Jeremiah 10:23: O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Without God*s guidance we would all behave like fools. Forgetting that can get us into deep trouble. I have a size 10 foot and a size 10 mouth. I wish He didn*t have to show me my foolishness so often to remind me to depend upon Him. And I am often delighted when I find myself in His will and know that my being there wasn*t my own doing. It is good to remember that it is never my own doing.