What a friend, I have in Christ, what a great counselor. There is no one like him. Even among all my friends, (and I have some wise friends) All I have to do is, yell out, in prayer. “Help me Father, I need your counsel today, guide me please.”
And he is there, for any situation, dilemma, problem, or situation, That, I just cannot figure out on my own. And even if I can figure it out. I could be wrong. But, He is there. And He answers me, and gives me advice. The sweetest of counsel, with peace, that surpasses, all understanding, because I know it comes from him, especially, when I take the advice, and I see the results. Wow!!
In todays world, we are inundated, with so many, programs, and self-help groups. Cults, religions, therapies, and how-to-do-life methods, that one, can get confused. Life is not easy, even for the Christian. But it just makes me wonder, to ask this, is Christ your counselor? And if not, why would you trust any other source of counseling for your life, and more importantly, for your spiritual life?
I bring this to your attention, because I want to provoke you to look at your life, at your choices, you are making. I do this, not to provoke you, to anger, but to provoke you, in love. Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Because God loves you, and because, you need to see this. Because if God loves, you, I am called to love you as well. So, I hope you see that. Instead, of making you angry. But, let’s talk about where you get your counseling from.
Is your counselor, for wealth? That, you seek counseling, for prosperity? From New Age thinking? The Bible warns us about that. JOB 3:14 WITH KINGS AND COUNSELLORS OF THE EARTH, WHICH BUILT DESOLATE PLACES FOR THEMSELVES.
Is your life, your soul, a desolate place?
The definition of desolate-adjective |ˈdesəlit|(of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness: a desolate moor.• feeling or showing misery, unhappiness, or loneliness : I suddenly felt desolate and bereft.verb |ˈdesəˌlāt| [ trans. ]make (a place) bleakly and depressingly empty or bare : the droughts that desolated the dry plains.• (usu. be desolated) make (someone) feel utterly wretched and unhappy : he was desolated by the deaths of his treasured friends.
Money cannot fill that void of counsellor. And we really need to see what we are looking to give us that consolation. For the Bible tells us, what does it gain us, if we get the world, but we lose our souls. Mark 8:36.
And as I touch on this, who are you giving your money to, for counsel? Is it a psychic, or someone, who claims to have credentials, in this area, but they just listen, and do not give you good godly advice? We must always be careful, who we seek counsel from. And more importantly, would God advise it?
See # 7, and the scripture, Isaiah 30:1, that supports this thought, it offends God.
When Christ is not our savior, when we walk alone, when we choose to leave him out of our lives, out of our hearts, our souls, our minds, we are desolate. We try to fill up that void, by building ourselves up, in our own pride, or by money, drugs, or whatever. And we are bleakly, desolate.
But there is no one like Christ. I know this from experience, for I walked many years without him. But when I accepted Christ, no matter what I went through, I knew I could go to him. And he takes away that “desolate” feeling. No matter what. So, this is why Christ is my counselor, according to scripture:
1. There is no greater counsel, then that of the Lord.
THERE IS NO WISDOM NOR UNDERSTANDING NOR COUNSEL AGAINST THE LORD. PROVERBS 21:30
2. God sees everything, so it just makes good sense, to seek his counsel.
GREAT IN COUNSEL, AND MIGHTY IN WORK: FOR THINE EYES ARE OPEN UPON ALL THE WAYS OF THE SONS OF MEN: TO GIVE EVERYONE ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, AND TO THE FRUIT OF HIS DOINGS. JEREMIAH 32:19
3. God guides me, and then when my life is done on earth, He will receive me in his Kingdom.
THOU SHALT GUIDE ME WITH THY COUNSEL, AND AFTERWARD RECEIVE ME TO GLORY. PSALM 73:24
4. God gives me confidence, by his oath, to know, he does not lie. And, he is my strongest consolation, in life.
WHEREIN GOD, WILLING MORE ABUNDANTLY TO SHOW UNTO THE HEIRS OF PROMISE, THE IMMUTABILITY (immutable – adjective unchanging over time or unable to be changed : an immutable fact.)OF HIS COUNSEL, CONFIRMED IT BY AN OATH: THAT BY TWO IMMUTABLE THINGS WHICH, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE, WE MIGHT HAVE A STRONG CONSOLATION, WHO HAVE FLED FOR REFUGE TO LAY HOLD UPON THE HOPE SET BEFORE US. HEBREWS 6:17-18
5. Gods counsel helps me to know, he will bring his truth to the light, so I do not have to judge. (I love this, I Praise you Father God.)
THEREFORE, JUDGE NOTHING BEFORE THE TIME, UNTIL THE LORD, COMES WHO BOTH WILL BRING TO LIGHT THE HIDDEN THINGS OF DARKNESS, AND WILL MAKE MANIFEST THE COUNSEL OF THE HEARTS, AND THEN EVERY MAN HAVE PRAISE OF GOD. I CORINTHIANS 4:5
6. God teaches me his word, and His counsel instructs me.
FOR HIS GOD DOES INSTRUCT HIM TO DISCRETION AND DOES TEACH HIM. THIS ALSO COMES FROM THE LORD OF HOST WHICH IS WONDERFUL IN COUNSEL AND EXCELLENT IN WORKING. ISAIAH 28:26 & 29
7. I see without the counsel of God, I would be rebellious, and in sin. And I do not want that in my life.
WOE TO THE REBELLIOUS CHILDREN, SAITH THE LORD, THAT TAKE COUNSEL BUT NOT OF ME, AND THAT COVER WITH A COVERING BUT NOT OF MY SPIRIT, THAT THEY MAY ADD SIN TO SIN. ISAIAH 30:1
8. I Know him by his name….
FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN: AND THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER; AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, THE PRINCE OF PEACE. ISAIAH 9:6
9. The counsel of God reminds me, that he is the only God. There is no one else like God. And that will stand for eternity. He knows the beginning, and the end, of what will happen.
REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF OLD: FOR I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE ELSE; I AM GOD, AND THERE IS NONE LIKE ME. DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, AND FROM ANCIENT TIMES THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, SAYING, MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, AND I WILL DO ALL MY PLEASURE. ISAIAH 46:9-10
In Conclusion: How I yearn for his sweet counsel. How I treasure, his voice, and wisdom, to guide me, in life. For yes, life can be hard. It can be shaky. We are all so fragile, and when we do not seek him, and his counsel, we can easily fall apart. Like humpty dumpty. Or we can be like the walking wounded. Numb, from life, numb, from the hurts of others, and life. So, I long to be at his side. To be his friend, and yet knowing, he is my great shepherd. We are not equals. He is God. I cannot see, life right, or correctly unless He unveils truth to my eyes. Thats why, he renews my mind, as I seek him. By his word. By the power of his love. By prayer, to seek his counsel. I pray, you seek him, to be your counsellor. For his love, gave of his life, as the sacrifice, just so you can know the difference, to seek him, as counsellor. By accepting him, as Lord, and savior. The counsel, you need, will always be yours. And you can call him, your counsellor, as well.
p.s. We know, that the devil tempted Adam and Eve. And look what happened. Have you ever thought, what would have happened, if they had gone to God, first, and asked him, if the lie, the devil told, was truth or not? God would have given them the truth. He is telling you now, don’t make the same mistake. You are not sure about something…go to God, he won’t lead you wrong. You can avoid the sin. Go to God, for the answer…..
Just my Thoughts, with his love, Elena Ramirez
My Prayer of Hope….
My Lord, my Father, to you be the glory. All honor, and all praise. For who you are. For the things you have done. And continue to do. For by your blood, you have saved me. And with all of your power, you have raised me. Lord, yes to you be all glory, for the things you teach me, counsel me, and give me wisdom, to live by. Lord, continue to live in my life, and may my life be pleasing unto you. If I become successful in anything, or prosperous, it is because of your counsel. I don’t want anything, if it does not come from you. From your truth, your love your ways. Lord, there are so many ways to get counsel from. But, I don’t want anyone, or anything else, if it does not please you, or it does not have the foundation of you. Oh Lord, help us to seek you to be counsellor. We need you. This world needs you. Even now, I think of the gulf, and the oil spill. They could have wisdom, a way to stop this spill, and a way to clean it up, if they would only seek you. After all you are the creator of heaven and earth. Lord, you the counsellor of my heart, soul and mind. And I just know, you are the way, the truth, and the life. Thank you Father, In Jesus name. Amen
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