"You have been so gracious to me and saved my life, and you have shown such great kindness. But I cannot go to the mountains. Disaster would soon catch up to me there, and I would soon die.
See, there is a small village nearby.
Please, let me go there instead"
~ Genesis 19:19 (NLT)
Made me realize that while God cares for us deeply, He will not force His ways upon us. God will let us do things our own way if we so choose. Sad to say, we often tend to choose the harder way, rationalizing it to ourselves as the better option when we would be better off to do it God's way to begin with. Lot knew fear he would not have had to know if he had just listened to God's leading the first time. I wonder how many times I have done the same thing to myself? Quite a thought to ponder, huh?
My prayer for this week is that may God grant me the ears
to hear His voice the first time and may I have an obedient heart
to initially choose His way over my own.