I was just talking to God. Just having a conversation about every day life and decisions. I’ve been having these a lot lately. I’ve made a lot of life changing decisions in the past few months, and I’ve had such peace as I’ve made each one.
I used to think that I could make the wrong decision. I was usually freaked out, and because of that I sometimes made decisions entirely outside of the peace and rest of God. God has rarely given me one option in my life. Most of the time He says he’ll bless either decision I make. He is most often annoyingly free with me.
We get used to control because we live in a world that really likes to operate in it most of the time. And then we begin to dialogue with God and He gives us options… He gives us so much freedom it freaks us out. “Just tell me what to do!” How many of us have probably prayed that prayer. From the very beginning God has given us choices. Good fruit or bad fruit. Follow me or don’t follow me.
Lately He has been teaching me about being His daughter and His friend. “You know my heart. We have history,” He says.
This morning I was dialoging with God. He often asks me questions these days, “What about this, Lora?” or “What about that?” This morning He said something interesting to me. I said, “God you’re not going to tell me what to do are you?” (Even though I know the answer to this already.) But then He began to show me his heart, and it began to move me in a particular direction. And then He dropped this bomb on me:
“I don’t control, but sometimes I advocate.”
To “advocate” is to publicly recommend or support. An “advocate” is a person who publicly supports or reccomends a particular cause or policy or a person who pleads on someone else’s behalf. It’s origins are from the word “advocare”
ad-: meaning ‘to’
-vocare: “to call”
so the full meaning of the word is “to call to” or “call (to one’s aid)”.
God is our advocate. In every decision we make, He will advocate the best decision for both ourselves and others, and I believe that when we make decisions as sons & daughters with His heart and ways in mind, He will bless whatever we choose to do. But it will not stop Him from moving us with His heart if we open our eyes to see it.