"I Didn't Know What To Do"

"It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13

I have been having the feeling that I don't know what to do. This feeling may come primarily from my retiring last year from my position as a Prison Minister.

I began praying about my confusion and opened up my heart to the Holy Spirit. Surprisingly, statements began to burn in my heart and I went to sleep that night with a flood of verses pouring through my mind and heart.

I could hardly wait to get out of bed the next morning to see if I could still remember what had seemed so important.

I sat down at my computer and was sorely tempted to jump right in, but then I remembered that no man knows the things of God except the Spirit of God, so I prayed. When I opened my eyes, I felt as if I had lost control of my self as verses and passages flowed out so fast that I couldn't write them down. The flood stopped and I found that my question had been answered. I had learned what I was to do. He gave me 50 passages, but I'll boil them down to the first three that we are to start and end with:

1. Abide each day in Jesus, our Vine. John15:4-5 (and we will bear much fruit)
2. Obey Jesus' commandments. John 15:10 (and we will abide in His love.)
3. Feed His Sheep. John 21:16 (and we will show Him that we love Him.)

It seems as if we are to never retire from building the Kingdom.

Knowing now what to do, I'll never have the excuse again that I don't know what to do.

Dear Lord, we get confused sometimes and don't know what to do. Help us to obey 


Bob (AZ)