We have got to stay close to the Lord & follow Him & make sure we’re in His Will. We can’t even do things that look like they’re good & reasonable & common sense unless we’re sure it’s God’s Will! If we’re leaning to our own understanding & forgetting to acknowledge the Lord or listen to the voice of His Spirit to lead & guide us every moment, then we’re apt to fall into one of the Devil’s traps, & it’s dangerous! We can’t guard ourselves from everything, but we can just stay so close to the Lord that He will see that there’s not a moment that’s unguarded!
Resting on the arm of the flesh & natural reasoning is a dangerous thing! (Jeremiah 17:5) Without Jesus we’re nothing! Jesus said, Without Me ye can do nothing!” (John 15:5) – Nothing good! So Lord, help us to be so in the Spirit that we are sensitive to Thy voice & we hear it & we know Thy Will & we hear Thy Word so that we can follow & obey You.
“For thou shalt hear a voice behind thee saying, ‘This is the way, walk ye in it.’” (Isaiah 30:21) Help us, Lord, to mind Thy voice, even though it may seem unreasonable & we may wonder why we should not do as usual. If we have any check at all, Lord, help us to mind it, knowing that You know why!