“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision…” ~Joel 3:14
Every day we make decisions, often small ones that can be changed later or adjusted easily.
However, at other times we face larger decisions. We wonder which way to go, what will be best for us and for our family. As Christians, how we long to have the wisdom of God during these times!
My husband and I are in the process of making a couple of those larger decisions. Last week, as I was reading the book Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy, the following words really spoke to me.
“Early on, we learned to ask God for two things when praying about decisions: first, that He would give us His infinite wisdom and direction, and second, that He would put us on the same page. Over the years, we’ve come to realize that when we are frustrated with each other, it’s because we haven’t spent enough time praying or communicating about spiritual matters to understand each other’s heart on something.” [emphasis mine]
While I have been praying for God’s wisdom and direction for our decisions, I have failed to specifically pray for God to unite our hearts and give us the same understanding and discernment. Both my husband and I desire to do God’s will and I know that God can write His plan in our lives and give us surety of His guidance as we take the steps He lays out for us.
What a blessing it is to trust a God who cares about us and can give us a united heart to follow Him!