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Divine Instruction December 15

Psalm 32:8

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.”

We often come to places in life where we don’t know which way, or how to respond in a situation. This promise assures us that God knows the way. Over the years, I have been in situations where I didn’t know which way to turn. Stress can cause so much confusion. I’ve noticed it can build up, or it can hit you like a freight train; either way, it’s not from God.

His solution will come if you ask and know how to wait. Once I was in a job interview, and it was going very well, suddenly the interviewer asked, “If you were a cartoon character, who would you be?”

By design, this question was intended to throw me off balance and to see how I would react to such an awkward question, and it did. I hadn’t watched a cartoon in years, suddenly this voice said, “Elmer Fudd!” I knew this wasn’t me, and it certainly wasn’t God. As the eternal seconds ticked by and the two men sat staring at me, I held my composer while this battle engaged in my mind. Again, I heard “Elmer Fudd!” shout at me, and I thought I am not saying Elmer Fudd! It happened a third time. I thought, Lord, I need help.

Then I remembered my oldest son as a child used to watch this cartoon. I said, “What’s the name of that cartoon where the cars turn into robots?” They looked at each other and came up with the Transformers. I asked, “The robot that led the good guys, what was his name?” They said, “Optimus Prime?” Then I said, “I would be Optimus Prime.” The two men looked at each other and said, “Man, that’s a good answer.” Inside I knew that the Holy Spirit had bailed me out. God sees you as a leader, not as a foolish cartoon character.

He promises to watch over you and instruct you; how awesome is that?

He is: Gelah Raz

Revealer of Mysteries


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