“The Lord advisesthose who fear him.
He revealsto them the intentof his Promise.
My eyes are always on the Lord. He removes my feet from traps.”
Where do you look when you need advice? A mentor? A trusted friend? A wise person in your life? A parent? A spiritual advisor? The internet? Books?
How about God Himself? Do you think of Him in that way?
An advisor is different from “materials.” An advisor is an interactive resource…one who can listen to you, ask good questions, provoke your thoughts and help you see into the future a bit. A good advisor has wisdom.
Thinking about God as my own Advisor adds a wonderful dimension to Who He Is. Note the ways the Psalm writer describes Him:
- He advises: Not demands, not commands. We can go to Him with our needs, ask for His advice (with healthy respect), knowing that He is near, and aware;
- He has already given us Promises, and He will help us understand the intent of those Promises.Knowing that He has made promises to us lays a beautiful groundwork for us to come to Him. He will “go there” with us, helping us to understand the intent of those Promises. He opens His own heart to us, willing to give us His Time and Patience as we ask Him to help us truly understand and clarify what His Promises mean in our lives. He gives us permission to think, wonder, and ask questions. There is a two-way relationship involved.
- As the Psalm writer states, “my eyes are always on the Lord.” This One Who gave me life and made promises for my life is worthy of my conscious attention, always. And there will be wonderful “Aha” moments throughout life when we see in new ways the loving and wise reasons behind His Promises and guidance. (even when we have come precariously close to the traps along our path.)
- When we step into one of those “traps”, His response is not to stand there saying, “I told you so!”, leaving us bloodied and unable to keep walking. He steps into that nasty, bloody situation….opens the trap, and removes my “foot” painful and gross as it is, freeing me from what I’ve blindly stepped into.
- Best part: He’s never too busy, can always take my call, and He’s always right!