I love looking at this picture. You can see one drop of water and the effects from it with such clarity. This was entered into a photo contest, and has been digitally altered; the effect to me is still startling.
I see all the ripples that have formed outward from just that one drop, and it makes me think about decisions I make and the actions that go with them. Will my ripples continue to spread outward with good things? Will your ripples continue to spread outward with good things? You are the drop of water in the middle, and only you can decide about the effects of the ripples that spread out around you.
None of us really want to think that a major decision made TODAY can have either devastating or wonderful effects for many years to come. It is only when you look back from a few years down the road that you see the effects from different actions you have taken. You can remember making that decision and hoping that everything would turn out fine, but much of the time you may not have had a true assurance of it; or it may have been made based on your best guess at the time after you collected as many facts as possible.
I know that there are just everyday things you do that won’t really matter 10 or 20 years from now. I am talking about the decisions you are presented with that can affect you years down the road.
The truth is, if you have accepted Jesus as Savior and believe He is the only way to Heaven, you don’t have to make major or even minor decisions on your own. The Holy Spirit is there to guide you in everything you do. You just have to learn how to hear Him speak to you. He always has your best interest at heart and would never lead you astray.
It is only then that you can be assured that your ripples will go forth and be a blessing down the road.
John 16: 13-14
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. NKJV
Let the Holy Spirit guide you in everyday decisions that you make. Then when the time comes to make a huge decision, it won’t be a problem at all. You will automatically go to God and tell Him that you need His Guidance to do the right thing. You won’t entertain any other way of doing things, because you know the ripples that flow out will always be good.
God has a plan for the life of every Christian and He wants to use them to do great things for Him. Determine today that you will let Him use you in whatever way He desires.
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This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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