Young Christians can be tempted to think that they have a monopoly on the need for God’s guidance. And it’s true, when you are young you are still facing some of life’s biggest decisions: What should I study? Which career do I pursue? Who will I marry? These are huge choices that most of us need to make.
But once they are made, it’s not as though we can go into cruise control when it comes to God’s guidance. We need God to guide us throughout life and not just early on. Here are just a few of the questions we might be facing: How large should our family be? Should I accept that attractive job offer in another city? When is the right time to sell the family home and move into a retirement village or perhaps even into a nursing home?
These can be huge, and even traumatic, decisions to make. So where is God in all of this? He doesn’t promise us a gilded life, but he does promise a guided life. But how do we access God’s guidance? That’s the question for this today’s sermon.