Godly decision making

Godly decision making is the willingness to submit our intentions to God’s perfect will, plan and humbly following His direction. This is easily achieved if we surrender to God, knowing that His decisions and guidance are always the best for His children. Most people do not realize the importance of letting God be the foundation of everything they do in life bearing in mind that the flesh will always fail but with God’s plan, it will always succeed.prayer

There is a sad story in the Bible, about a man called Elimelech whose name means “My Lord is King”, his wife Naomi and two children, who lived in Bethlehem-Judah. The word Bethlehem means “House of Bread” while Judah means “Praise”. And now, there was a famine in Bethlehem-Judah, and Elimelech decided to leave with his family heading to Moab with a hope of saving himself and his family from death by starvation.

It is good to understand that many times, God has used famine as a way to bring back His children and is not intended to kill. Despite the fact that there was plenty in Moab at this time, the people of Moab, were living in sin and worshipped idols. The bible does not tell us anywhere that Elimelech had prayed to God before making this important decision to go and Sojourn in Moab. What a decision he made; to leave the “House of Bread and Praise” for a land filled with idol worship.

It could have been better to be in a famine in that which belongs to the Lord, than to be in a place of prosperity which is filled with idolatry, as was Moab. What followed was sad because Elimelech died and his two sons married Moabites women which is an indication that they were also living the life of the Moabites. It is sad to notice that both his children did not have any child which was a sign of God’s disapproval of their marriages to Moabites women. His two children also died, a thing they feared and sought to flee from followed after them, and found them in a strange land.

Elimelech’s decision ended up costing him his own life and his two sons. “There is a way which seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” Proverbs14:12. God could have fed him and his family… even in Bethlehem, which indeed means “House of bread”!” Even during a famine.

When the children of Israel, thought they would smite Ai, they ended up fleeing before the men of Ai Joshua 7:1-8. This was all because Achan had committed a trespass which would have been revealed had Joshua prayed to God and ask for His guidance before going to war. In this case Joshua knew something was wrong, bad wrong but didn’t know what it was. As stated, they evidently had not prayed for God’s decision and guidance about the situation before. Had they done so, the lives of 36 men who died on that day would have been spared.

God is encouraging you to trust Him, and promises to answer, and show you great and mighty things that you have not known. James 1:5 says “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.” If you ask for His decision, He will not reproach or chide you for the past conduct but permit you to come in the freest manner meeting with a spirit full of kindness and promptness in granting your request.

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  1. The original says:

    If you are an African reading this, ask yourself the following questions with corresponding answers to gauge the credibility of christianity. Here are some factual evidence that will help you evaluate the validity of christianity.

    Question: – Did we invent god or did god invent us?
    Most christians will vehemently and unequivocally ascertain that god invented/created us. They will refer to the validity of the bible as the foundation and source of their viewpoint of belief. Please know this that the first five books of the bible were written from a period of 1450 BC to 1410 BC.

    Answer: – Nevertheless, did you know that factual evidence credit the ancient Sumerian culture (the black-headed ones) as the mastermind of all the first five books of the old testament of the bible. They include but not limited to the story of creation in seven days itself, the story of Abraham & his sons, the symbolic number twelve that often repeats in bible stories, the story of Noah & the great flood, etc. These were stories written on clay tablets during the Sumerian civilization 3100 B.C. to 2800 B.C ago. These clay tablets are still in existence today and have been authenticated to be originals. In fact, each verse from all the first five books of the old testament of the bible can be traced to the Sumerian clay tablets. The bible is a plagiarized attempt to claim ownership and closeness to god. Familiarize yourself with the Sumerian civilization by tracing the similarities between the bible and Sumerian clay tablets which lay the foundations of belief in a blow by blow account. – Delve deep into the origins of christianity and you will wake up to find out that the belief in god is based on ancient stories created by and credited to the Sumerian culture.

    Question: – Since when did most Africans (Malawi especially) became christians and what were they before being converted to christianity?
    Apparently, most christians believe they were born christians, they believe that christianity has been there ever since and will always be there-after. It forms the backbone (the anchor) of society norms – it’s part of the culture. They believe that the existence of life itself is the manifestation of a christian god which no-one should dispute lest they be cursed. Please know this that it has been about 154 years since christianity was initially introduced to Malawi around 1861 when the first white missionaries arrived and started to translate the bible into Chichewa.

    Answer: – Africans (including you Malawians) were here before the Sumerians, before the Egyptians, before the Chinese, before the Aztecs, before the Greeks, before the Romans, before the British, before the Americans – you will probably be here after all these civilizations are gone. Look at your neighbor – you all permanently wear the scars of originality – you are the anchors of the cosmos. The fact is that for the past tens of thousands of years of Africans’ existence, the wisdom bestowed in the judicious and experienced understanding of the natural way had driven the society norms (culture) not christianity.
    So, of the 10,000 years (to reflect at the minimal) of your existence, you have been christians for 154 years; that’s about 98.46% representing your natural way of life in existence and 1.54% representing your christian life in existence. Obviously, this places christianity as a spec on a spec on a spec of your total existence. Christianity is clearly a recent alien tradition being emulated by soul seekers.

    When faced with a populace ideology that is moot and seemingly invalidates its own premise, substantiate its source credibility.

  2. JJ says:

    Amen. Well said. God bless you Cindy!

  3. Gaga says:

    Many thnks cindy

  4. Munthuwazeru says:

    That’s very true Amen.

  5. special advisor says:

    Owe, you’re losing me. What do you mean to say? Do you have some taught hatred for the name Jesus? Religious tolerance is important. Otherwise you won’t be an effective member of the community let alone an effective member of our beautiful nation. Remember whatever we believe in was taught to us. We were not born with the beliefs. So they might just be erroneous anyway. Thus no need to have passionate distaste for what others believe in. If there is one important thing to remember, it is that every human being was born with an inherent desire to worship something higher than himself. And the spirit of that higher being had appeared to all people. It teaches them to say no to and resist all ungodliness.

  6. Wow says:

    What a beautiful message. The Bible clearly tells us to seek him first but as humans we do the opposite. Satan is really controlling us. We love to sin more than we love God. Thanks coz God is a merciful God.

  7. chiki says:

    @Ine … muti chani? Its God three in one. Thanks Cindy.

  8. ine says:

    Do I say that jesus did bla bla here??only mentioned here is almighty God.koma timakoment tibwere apa tochokera kwa ati ophunzira tikhala totsemphana ndi zimene awerenge..shame.

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