For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1.9 NRSV)
Sir Thomas More wrote a book in the 1500s called, UTOPIA. He described a place where everything is perfect. Utopia is a place where decisions are always wise and people are always happy. As Garrison Keillor would say, "The children are all above average." Sir Thomas More devotes a portion of the book to his ideas for a perfect government. He writes, "There's also a rule in the Council that no resolution can be debated on the day that it's first proposed. All discussion is postponed until the next well-attended meeting. Otherwise someone's liable to say the first thing that comes into his head, and then start thinking up arguments to justify what he has just said instead of trying to decide what's best for the community. That type of person is quite prepared to sacrifice the public to his own prestige, just because, absurd as it may sound, he's ashamed to admit that his first idea may have been wrong--when his first idea should have been to think before he spoke."
I pray we will learn to seek God's direction before we respond to the pressures of this world.
Dear God, remind me to seek your will before I respond. In Jesus name, Amen.
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