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Ask Your Father

And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord.  Joshua 9:14 KJV

ask your father“You’ll have to wait and ask your father.”

I remember wishing I didn’t have to check in with my dad before doing anything with my friends. I imagined life would surely pass me by whenever my mother said the above words. So I whined, moped, complained, and tried desperately to get her to trust me and let me go. But her policy was non-negotiable and probably kept me from getting caught in a great deal of trouble.

Just like parents, God wants His children to seek His wisdom before heading in a new direction. Had king David done that, Bathsheba would’ve never lost a child. And had Abraham done that, Hagar might have been able to remain as Sarah’s maid. Even Adam would’ve been better off had he told the serpent that he and Eve needed to ask their Dad for permission before hanging out.

Psalm 34:10 says those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Asking the Father for wisdom helps us stay safe and not fall headlong into mischief.

Before participating in anything, search the Scriptures for God’s wisdom and direction.

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Georgette Pickell

Georgette Pickell grew up in a small town in North Dakota and has been married for forty-one years. At twenty-one, she asked Jesus to be her Savior. Since then, her life has seen its difficult moments, but through it all, the Lord has been faithful. She works part time in a long-term care facility. She is surrounded by people who have served the Lord for many years. Their steadfast faith inspires her, and she prays every day for the grace to honor her Savior and increase His Lordship in her life.