Many things we do today are done through excellent planning by well trained human minds.
This in itself is not a bad thing…we should plan to do things well. And the better the planning or forethought usually ensures success.
Then there are somethings that we should seek God for. I love the early church. Their primary focus was to worship and fast.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”Acts 13:2
They prepared themselves to be open to God.
Worship was their focus on God. Fasting denied them of worldly distraction and fine tuned their attentiveness to hearing from God. Then, the Holy Spirit said.
They weren’t looking for a missions trip or presenting their plans to God and asking for directions. They simply worship, fasted and listened to what the Holy Spirit said. And then did what they were asked to do.
I’m sure they would never had come up with the idea to go where they eventually went or to do the things they did by themselves. If they had their way they would probably stayed in Jerusalem and did good things there.
Maybe, just maybe, we should take a leaf from their book and take some time to worship and fast… who knows what God may have in store for us!
Prayer: Lord, sometimes my skills and abilities get in the way of listening to you. I hereby commit them to you to use as you will. Help me to learn to worship and to fast. And most of all help me to attune my ear to You. Speak Holy Spirit, for your servant is listening. In Jesus Name I ask it. Amen.