Have you ever gone to someone for counsel? Advice? Direction? Most of us have. Have you ever wondered what the criteria was for going to that particular person? Was it their expertise? Their friendship? That they would agree with you? Sympathize with you?
If you’ve ever gone to a professional therapist, I could ask the same questions. What made you pick them? Was it how they looked? That they really “got you”? Maybe they were the cheapest? Perhaps someone recommended them to you?
We don’t always pick the best people to be our counselors, either because of our own hang-ups or because of the problems with the counselor. One of the names for Jesus that I looked at recently talks of him being the best one to turn to when we need help.
COUNSELOR: In a famous bible verse from the book of Isaiah, Jesus is called the “Wonderful Counselor.” (Is 9:6) It got me thinking – what makes a good counselor in general and what makes Jesus a wonderful counselor? There might be more, but a good counselor does several things.
As you go through this life, make regular appointments with your heavenly counselor. Tell him your stuff. Listen to his questions. Follow his guidance. You will find that as he guides your life that he truly is the wonder counselor.
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