So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.” Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere—this was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah—like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go to Zoar. So Lot chose for himself all the valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other. Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled in the cities of the valley, and moved his tents as far as Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the Lord. Genesis 13:8-13 NASB
One of the reasons I pray and ask for God’s guidance is that I cannot see what He sees and know what He knows. Lot made his decision based on sight and perhaps not by faith or inquiry from God. Lot chose the well watered valley of the Jordan. With his choice came the problems of Sodom. He apparently didn’t foresee it. It would cost him great loss, pain, and even his wife. God blessed Abram and re-affirmed his promise of the land. Each day is filled with decisions, small and large. May we each seek God throughout the day and be led by His Spirit in the way we should go.
How much self-reliance and “sight walking” defines my life? How can I trust the leading of God today?
God, as this day begins- I have lots of options for ministry. Would you set my agenda, use my energy and time for Your glory and my blessing. I want to be humble enough to ask for guidance. Thank you for Your constant blessings of fellowship, family, finances, and more. You are so very good to me. Guard my life. Bring resolution in the areas of conflict. Would you also tend to the difficulties in our nation- cause the Coronavirus to devolve and become harmless, return people to the vocations they love, and help us care for the less fortunate.