Dear God!

By Gail Ramsey

How can I know your perfect will for my life? How can I be sure that you are guiding me? Sometimes I just feel lost.
Your son, Denzel

Dear Denzel,
You are not lost, and you are not alone. Many today are crying out for guidance, wondering if they are on the "right track."
God promises us that "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord." (Psalms 37:23)

He also says in Proverbs 20:24, that although "A man's steps are of the Lord; how then can a man understand his own way?" In other words, God is saying to us, "Don't try to analyze what I'm doing. Just trust me, and know that I've got everything under control."

Job tells his friends, in chapter 12 to "ask the birds of the air, they will tell you;...and the fish of the sea will explain to you."

I'm always in awe when I think about the eel who leaves Germany via the Rhine River, and travels 3,000 miles through the Atlantic Ocean. When she arrives just off the coast of Cuba she deposits her eggs, and then returns to her native waters in Germany.

The young eels grow up in these Cuban waters. Once they are grown, they return to their mother, 3,000 miles away. Divine Guidance!

Then there is the Arctic Bird, which migrates 22,000 miles each year, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. It flies by astronomy...more evidence of Divine Guidance.
Surely, if God leads the birds and the fish, He also leads us, whom He has made in His own image!
God is guiding you, Denzel.

As we begin to be faithful in those things He has already placed in our lives, God will give us bigger situations to deal with. Too often we want to reign as kings before we've proven ourselves as servants.

If we're not faithful in cutting the grass or keeping our house clean, we won't be faithful in ruling and reigning.
If we won't follow instructions on a test in school, we won't line up our life with the Word of God.

If we say "My God supplies all my needs," but we don't pay our bills, what kind of an example are we to the world?

One thing is certain, God is perfecting all things that concern us; and He is guiding our every step. All we need to do is trust Him, be obedient, and walk in victory.
Divine guidance is our heritage!

Gail Ramsey, an ordained minister, portrayed the role of Susan Moore on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. she had other roles on the TV programs Mike Hammer, Generations and California Dreams. Today, Ramsey leads Semeion Ministries, where readers can write her at P.O. Box 77, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43063.