Love you all, praying for you.
Are facing a decision right now? Or will you be facing one soon? You need to know... In every decision of life – large or small – in every area of life… There is God’s Way, and man’s way. One way seems right, the other way is best for you. So how do you discover God’s best for you? Certainly pray! But how do you arrive at that decision in a way that honors God – so not only what you do, but how you arrive at that decision – follows God’s Word – so His blessing is a constant in your life?
Recently - an unexpected opportunity arose which required travel, and a complete re-arrangement of this week’s plans. April and I were not in agreement. We agreed on the intent, but not on the implementation. I could feel the temperature in the room rising... so what do we do? Both of us truly - only want to do what God wants us to do - but we think and process very differently. So how do we discern God’s will for us - and walk in unity as a married couple, without killing each other in the process? (OK, so you're a better Christian than me, stop hating) And if you end up doing what God wants – but go through a relationship crisis in getting there… how can that truly - fully - be choosing "God’s Way?" We want to honor God - not just in the decisions we make, but "how we get there."
Praise God - He clearly reminded me what to do in that moment. I asked April, “Would you be willing to do a PiVAT Decision Tool with me? You do yours, I’ll do mine, we’ll compare notes – ask God together, and we’ll do whatever He tells us." Within 10 minutes we had finished the PiVAT Decision Tool – and as we shared our answers and perspectives together – not only did God’s will become absolutely clear as to what we should do, but our path of discovery brought us into complete unity. The funny thing, as it turned out – the opportunity changed less than 2 hours later and our new plans were postponed anyway. So did we miss God on the decision we made? Absolutely Not! We sought His will, we shared things together that neither one of us thought of ourselves, and we let God lead us into unity in reaching the decision He had for us. What ended up happening in the end, was immaterial. We fully obeyed in the discovery!
If you have never used the PiVAT Decision Tool for a decision, or if you haven’t used it in a while, Would you pray about reviewing it right now? Every decision that we have struggled with, large ones or little ones, this simple form – guided us through seeking the LORD for it. Enormously helpful! This is truly a life-changing tool - just like PiVAT and PRISM - It has blessed many others as well. I’m praying that you would right now click on the How2 PiVAT Decision Tool online. This explains the concepts – it’s a short read, but insightful, and you can download the actual PiVAT Decision Tool – (a Word Doc) and print it out for any actual decision you now face. Even if you do not have a decision due today - the truths within this How2 explanation will encourage you greatly and prepare you for the next time you will need the mind of Christ on something important. It's probably closer than you think... And really - even little decisions are important - what you do, and how you arrive at the decision. It’s not the size of the decision – but the size of your obedience that matters. Praying that God’s Way will be your heart’s desire – in every decision – even how you arrive at it.
Love you all,
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