When I think about the Apostle Paul in the book of Acts, it’s clear that he had an incredible level of persistence. Whether he was accepted or stoned, treated with hospitality or told to leave, he held true to the one and only faithful God. He moved from place to place, always wisely, with a deep understanding of the people and the circumstances. He moved as God directed. He had the utmost faith, and he trusted God.
I’m not always sure how to “get” what God is saying. I’m not always clear that what I think is His voice really is, when my own brain is likely moving in some other direction a little too fast. Some slowing is in order, some thinking, and absolutely more prayer.
Lord, I know that you are there. I know with certainty that you will never give up on me as Your child. I pray for a listening heart, one that honors and discerns Your precious will. I pray that I will give to others the care and patience and love that You show to me. Forgive me for rushing headlong into my own life without consideration of Your plan for it. Grant that I might think of You first, always and forever.