Search Me O God. By Gilbert Growcott
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All Nations
As A Young Man
Be Not Faithless
Be Swift
Be Ye Holy
Behold
Being Fruitful
Beware Lest
Burning Fire
But In Understanding
Buy
Christ Our Passover
Cleanseth
Comparing Themselves
Desire Milk
Do Good
Do Not Keep
Draw Nigh
Everlasting
Every Spirit
First Last
Follow Right
Fullness
Give None
God Is Love
Godliness
Grace
Grow Up
Guide
Heart
Helper
Him Only
Hold
Humble Yourselves
Humble Yourselves There
I Rejoice
I Will Offer
Keep Covenant
Lay Up For Yourselves
Lead
Let Thy Light
Let Us Not Judge
Let Your Joy
Life
Life Eternal
Love And Trib
Love Enemies
Love Is Of God
Love The Lord
Man Soweth
Marriage
My Heart
My Soul
My Soul Thirsteth
Ourselves Also
Paths
Pleasure
Proud
Put Not Trust
Renewed In Spirit
Sacrifices
Salvation
Seven
Soul
Strange Doctrines
The Desire
The Flesh Deceitful
The Flesh Lusteth
The Zeal
Therefore Choose Life
They Shall Prosper
They That Seek
This Is The Way
Thoughts
Thy Word
To Tell
Transformed
Tribulation
Truth
Try Me
Uncorruptness
Walk Worthy
Who
Whole Heart
Wisdom
Without Excuse
Wonderful
Work Out
Workman
Yahweh Strength

He Will Be Our Guide (Psa. 48:14)

We tend to seek God's guidance generally but not specifically; vocally but not mentally; ritually but not actually. Regardless of our protestations, and even of what we think are our intentions, we tend in actuality to do what we think (or hope) that God will think is best. Seeking God's guidance is of little value unless it is a continuous, conscious process, applied to every detail of every decision. The flesh is like a powerful spring: though compressed, it will immediately re-extend the moment the pressure is relaxed. It is common to dutifully "seek God's guidance" at the inauguration of a process of action (compressing the spring), and then immediately to relax the spring and act according to our own "best judgment" -- presuming that therein God is guiding us. This is a complete fallacy. Even the utterly fleshly U.S. Congress does this: ostentatiously intoning a solemn prayer for Divine guidance at each opening session, then putting the flesh completely in charge for the rest of the way. To seek God's guidance is: (1) to continually study the Word with the sincere, conscious intention of applying it in detail to our lives; and (2) to appeal to Him in silent prayer in EVERY detail -- fully conscious that our own natural fleshly thinking is utterly undependable even momentarily, and realizing that if God does not guide us step-by-step and moment-by-moment, we shall never do anything right or worthwhile. We do not break the process down finely enough. We assume periodic spurts of guidance will keep us on track. But God's guidance is not like momentum which when set in motion will continue thereafter. Rather it is like electric power which stops immediately the circuit is broken.

 

The Berean Christadelphians