Our Lot in Life
Scripture Josh 16:1 The lot fell to the children of Joseph from the Jordan, by Jericho, to the waters of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goes up from Jericho through the mountains to Bethel
Observation: Things come our way all the time, good and bad. They use to draw lots to see how things were going to go or who would get what. The soldiers during Jesus crucifixion drew lots to see who would get His cloths. That is what our life is we make decision and draw lots to see what is going to happen. God isn’t concerned as much of what are lot is going to decide, instead He wants to see what we are going to do with the lot we draw. Are we going to glorify Him in the situations we draw, are we going to trust Him to get us through a situation or are we going to be so focused on ourselves that we miss an opportunity to show our love and trust in our Lord?
Application: Each day will have some type of situation come up and I need to decide how I’m going to handle it. Will my focus be on God or myself. If it’s good will I take the credit or if it’s bad will I wallow in self-pity and forget with Christ I can do all things and that He loves me and is there next to me. We may not be able to choose the lot that we draw each day, but we can decide how we are going to handle them, with or without God.
Prayer: My Lord forgive my arrogance to think that I can handle this life without you. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t need you and what you with me. Help me draw closer to you and hear your voice guide me through this life and that each day I’ll glorify you and point others do you. Use this servant and walk with me.