How to Have Real Direction For Your Life
10.1 My Story
I was always amazed at the child-like faith my wife showed in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her faith reminded me of a bumper sticker frequently seen in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It just stated, “God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.”
As she confronted cancer, she regularly would quote Job 14:5-7 King James Version (KJV), “Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; Turn from him, that he may rest, till he shall accomplish, as a hireling, his day.”
She would comment that she was getting the recommended treatment the medical team suggested. She knew the team of physicians were part of the healing team and God’s plan.
Then she would add, “You know, God has my days numbered. He knew from the beginning of time when I was going to be born. He also knows when He is calling me home.
My wife saw no need to worry about doing this or trying that to attempt to squeeze an extra day of life. She knew her Heavenly Father already had it all worked out. She was okay with God’s plan.
I pray my faith in God could demonstrate an equal trust in God.
10.2 Thy Word
Part of caring for a person with a chronic illness understands the power of God’s Word.
This chapter’s verse, Jeremiah 15:16, is a reminder of the power and guidance of God’s word, the Holy Bible. Psalm 119:105 (KJV) helps explain part of the purpose of God’s word. It reads, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
10.3 Bible Verse
Jeremiah 15:16 (KJV), “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.”
10.4 What the Verse Means
The verse reflects Jeremiah’s call to the office of prophet. He had not sought or expected to be a prophet. Likewise, God calls us to follow him as Believers of Jesus Christ.
As Jeremiah mentions eating the words of God, he is expressing the close relationship between him and God that comes from reading, hearing, and consuming the word of God.
Jeremiah concludes the passage is telling us that he is called by God’s name. It is a reminder that God set him apart and ordained him to be a prophet.
Likewise, as a Believer in Jesus Christ, God has selected you and you, like Jeremiah, are required to respond to God’s having selected you.
10.5 Pray Using Scripture
- Heavenly Father thank You for the Bible, Your word.
- Lord God, help me listen to, meditate, and memorize Your Word, as well as allowing it to sustain me.
- Your Word brings joy to my heart.
- Lord Jesus, that You for selecting me.
10.6 Responding to God’s Hope
- Are you trusting God for your tomorrows?
- Do you read and apply the Bible to your everyday living?
- Have you considered offering to read the Bible to your loved one? You can ask, “Is okay for me to share a short Bible passage that spoke to me?”
God’s Word is perfect. His Word provides direction for your life.
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This blog is from the forthcoming book, “Caregiving: Biblical Insights from a Caregiver’s Journey by Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.
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