When You Need Advice
By Lois Parker Edstrom
At times we all need guidance. We need someone who has experience (knows what they are doing) to give us advice.
If you want to learn to play the piano you would find someone who plays the piano well and go to that person for advice and instruction.
Who would you go to for advice on how to stay healthy? Yes, a doctor or a nurse.
Do you sometimes need help getting ready for school? Your mom or dad can give you advice on what to wear or what you might need for the day.
Perhaps there is a kid at school who teases you and you need advice on how to deal with that kid. One of your teachers or your parents could give you advice about that.
Maybe you have done something that you’re not proud of and you want to know how to make it better. Your pastor is the person who is able to give you advice about forgiveness.
And, there may be times when others come to you for advice.
There is a story in the Bible in which God gives advice. Jesus was on a mountain with his disciples and he was praying. While he was praying the disciples saw that his face changed and his clothes became dazzling white.
Later when the disciples were leaving, a cloud came and surrounded them and a voice came from the cloud and said, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!” (9:35).
How surprised the disciples must have been to receive advice from God. He told the disciples that Jesus was God’s Chosen Son and that they should listen to him.
When you pray, listen carefully. The very best advice comes from God’s Spirit that lives within us. God’s Spirit will guide and direct our lives. God knows what is best for you!
Scripture quotations from the World English Bible
Copyright 2008, Richard Niell Donovan