If you know we well you should know that I love history and I love books. I especially love books about history. I love reading about things that took place way before my time and seeing parallels to my life. It doesn't matter when you live, life is pretty much the same - hard. You will always have problems, choices to make, and people to love. Somethings never change.
This summer my Youth kids asked to study some stories from the Old Testament that they may have heard before but never really studied. We are cruising through Genesis and last nights study was centered around Abraham when he was still Abram. Here is a man that God chose to be the father of His people. Abraham was chosen to bear a great responsibility and yet he was just a man. He had choices to make and just like the rest of us, sometimes he took the wrong path.
We see other great men in the Bible who were chosen for great things and yet they really screwed up (see David and Solomon). They were given everything they needed, anything they asked God for, He provided. It was when they tried to do things on their own, without seeking God, that disaster ensued.
We are human. We make mistakes. We get caught up in our own lives and we forget to seek God's will in what we are doing. When a problem arises, so often we try and fix it ourselves, instead of going to God in prayer or delving into His word to discern what path we should choose.
God gives us all we need. All we need to do is ask...
"If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking." James 1:5
Thanks be to God.