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Some of you have been exercised lately I believe, about how you may know the will of God in matters of everyday life. It is a very blessed thing to acknowledge God in the very smallest detail of our lives.
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:66In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:6).
Not only in the big undertakings, but in all the little things as well. God is deeply interested in them all, and He delights to be consulted by His children about all their goings. I’m sure if we always “acknowledge” God we would get on better and happier than we often do.
I knew a Christian girl, a dressmaker, who was one of those that consulted God about her everyday life. She had a hard earthy master to serve, and there were constantly difficulties cropping up about ladies’ dresses in her daily employment.
“I just tell God about them,” she said, “and it’s wonderful the deliverances I receive. I ask His help and guidance in meeting with customers, and He always gives it.”
No wonder she was kept peaceful and happy. I remember a young engineer telling me, that every time he moved the handle of his engine to draw up men from the coal pit, he lifted up his heart to God for guidance, and by this means he was kept in dependence on God all the day long.
I know worldly people, and some Christians too, smile at all this. They think it weak and childish; they rather “use their wits” in these things. Very well, let them do so: one day they will come to their “wits end” as the Bible says (see Psa. 107:2727They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. (Psalm 107:27)); then they will be cast on God.
In all things on which God has spoken in His Word, it is ours to obey promptly, but there are thousands of details in our daily lives, for which we have no “chapter and verse” command, and in these we are to “acknowledge” Him; seeking His guidance, and watching with single eye to see His hand open up a pathway for us. When you need a situation, a suit of clothes, a ship’s berth, a seat in a train, tell God about it: everything is in His hand, under His control, and He can—and will if He sees fit—cause every created thing to serve His trusting saints.
Ask counsel of the Lord when you are in doubt, and faithful is the Word,
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalms 37:55Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:5).