In response to some recent conversations and events, I have two questions to ponder.
- What is your view of God?
In other words, what you believe about God leads to your view of God which determines your outlook and response to all areas of life.
Examples from Scripture: Joseph (Genesis 50:20); Moses (Exodus 14:13); Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:4-11); Job (Job 42); and Asaph (Psalm 73).
- Are you doing what God wants you to do?
In other words, not solely in reference to the will of God for your life, but right now, this moment . . . is this what God would have you do? This is closely tied to how you answer the first question.
Luke 10:38-40 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
1 Corinthians 10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God (give the right opinion to others of Who God is).
2 Corinthians 5:9-11 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
I believe if we really stop and consider these two questions, it will alter our hectic, busy lifestyle, keep us on the right track, and bring rest to our souls.