"Do not just hear the Word of God and think hearing is enough. DO what it says!" James 1:22

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lesson 5, Servants of God

Joshua 9-12

Our Wrap Up from Mrs. Hamilton...

Mrs. Hamilton presented a big ziplock plastic bag of puzzle pieces for our Wrap Up today.  She shared with the students her enjoyment for puzzles and asked if they enjoyed putting together puzzles as well.  She asked if she gave them the bag full of puzzle pieces (1,000 pieces) if they could put it together with ease or if it would be of an even greater challenge not having a photo of the puzzle as their guide.  Everyone agreed it would be too much of a challenge to put the pieces together without the photo.

Our lives are a lot like the bag of puzzle pieces.  We only see bits and pieces of our lives in front of us.  God, however, sees the whole picture of our lives.  This week we learned how Israel was decieved by the Gibeonites.  We know from Joshua chapter 9 how Israel was easily deceived because they failed to seek council with the Lord.  Israel only saw what was right in front of them and quickly made their decision based on what they could see.  God sees the entire picture and God had already told Israel to subdue the entire land.

We make decisions in our lives every day.  Mrs. Hamilton asked the students for some of their every day decisions.  -what kind of attitude we will choose that day... -what to eat that day... -whether to even get out of bed that day... -what to wear... Then she asked the students if they seek God's council with these decisions.  "But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good measure."  Psalm 34:10  "But those who seek the Lord understand everything."  Proverbs 28:5

Israel should have sought God's decision on how to deal with the Gibeonites.  Because they didn't seek His council and His decisions, they were easily deceived and tricked into a peace treaty.  God sees the entire picture of our lives and He knows what's best for us.  He knows what is best for YOU.  HE LOVES YOU.

Will you choose to trust God with the best answers to all of the decisions you face each day?  Because He sees the entire picture of your life, are you willing to trust Him with the bits and pieces that are placed before you?