It is not complicated.  Childlike actually.  Serving God is first a matter of NOT doing what He says NOT to do and then depending on Him to bless and protect.  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Daniel 3) are examples.  (I always wondered why they were called “the three Hebrew children)  “We do not need to defend ourselves” they say to King Nebuchadnezzar.  Like Jesus who ” did not open his mouth” in his own defense, they were calm and unafraid.  They had made a simple choice–to do God’s will as they understood it from the scripture.  Having made it, they were certain that God would save them or not, but they were spared any further anxiety.  They trusted God.  They obeyed God.  Simple!  I wonder whether the prayer, “Lead us not into temptation” has much power until we make the same simple choice. (How can He lead if we will not follow?)  I am praying for you (and for myself) a childlike heart.  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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