Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Friday, January 13, 2012

day 207: When You Give God Advice...

Isaiah 40:13
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord?
Who knows enough to give Him advice or teach him?


And the answer is......?

(Me.... If you look at how I act/pray sometimes)

Of course, the answer is No One.

No one knows more than God and no one can advice Him on what to do and what not to do.

But Oh... we like to try!

We have everything all planned out.

And when things don't go as *WE* think they should...


We kick and scream...

We fuss and argue...

We blame God.... (when it wasn't even His idea to start with).

Is it wrong to pray for things we want?  Of course not! God says, "You don't have because you don't ask." (paraphrased). We need to ask, but we also need to understand that God's understanding is so much greater than ours ever could be.

As people, we think linear (in tomorrow, next week, next year, 10 years down the road, etc...)

God sees all time. He sees what effects your actions will be 200 years from now. He didn't just place you to affect the now, you have a purpose forever (long after you are dead).

Being as God can see all time and all people, He knows exactly where to place you and exactly what prayers to answer.

And that can be hard at times, especially when we pray for a sick family member, friend, child, and they don't make it. It's very VERY easy to question 'Why?'

We don't know why, and we probably never will because we can't see the big picture. Only God can, and He knows what he's doing.

God Bless You.


Linked with: Brag on God Friday


  1. I love you true! So easy to think we are following God when we are following our own guidance! Thanks, Gail (Bible Love Notes)

  2. Thank's Gail :) I appreciate it :)

  3. Great post about something we all deal with on a daily basis. We do have to keep reminding ourselves that God sees "the big picture". Blessings to you for the encouraging words today.

  4. Love the idea of your blog. 365 days of encouragement!

    Good to be reminded that God knows what He's doing. We can always trust in Him.

    Following you over from "Brag on God Friday" at Beholding Glory.

  5. Kelly, What a great post. Thank you for awe-ing me in the Lord. Been thinking and praying for you recently. Hope your doing well. :)

  6. Great post, Kelly! No one can advise God, but we sure do like to try. Thanks for the reminder that He knows best and we just need to trust His ways.

    Many blessings!

  7. Lisa, I know. It's so hard not to try-- like we know it all lol.

    Laura, thanks so so much for the prayers! I really appreciate it L(

    Cathy, Thanks for coming over from Laura's (awesome) site :) I was so scared when God gave me the idea for this blog and while its scary at times, I wouldn't know what to do without it. It definitely makes you think on the Lord :)

    Angel, thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to post.

  8. I know what you mean! I love blogging as well, and sharing my thoughts on what I've read. Feel free to visit mine anytime...

    God bless :)