[CF Devotionals] 2018-09-03 - Wedding Bells

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Recently, my nine-year-old daughter posed a question I wasn't expecting. "How will I know if the man I want to marry is a Christian?" I was touched and thankful that a future Christian mate was a goal of hers. Yet, I was surprised, as she mainly focuses on reading chapter books and LEGO® creations.

I tried to explain what the usual Christian characteristics are, but my explanations left her more confused. When I said, "Don't worry. Mom and Daddy will not let you marry the wrong guy," My daughter was relieved. The pressure was off her shoulders. My girl knew she could count on us to guide her.

I'm like that, are you? There are times I just want someone else to make the decisions. The Bible says it is noble to seek God's counsel and counsel of trustworthy friends. There are many verses in Proverbs that suggest we seek wise counsel, as well as from the wisest Counselor.

Proverbs 3:5-6 declares: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." (ESV) Reading this truth can give us peace, knowing we have access to the One with all the right answers.

There is nothing wrong with seeking advice from other believers, according to King Solomon. He believed, "Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe." (Proverbs 28:6 NIV)

(More Godly Counsel References: Proverbs 4:13, 15:22, 19:20, 22:18-20, and 24:6)
(More God's Counsel References: Proverbs 16:20 and 29:25)

Lord, Thankfully, Your Word helps us know who to turn to, when we need advice. Show me who are the right listeners. I know You are always there, and I pray I come to You first. Calm my anxiety, and put trust in its place. In the name of Jesus' I pray, Amen.

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All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.

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