Ester, my oldest daughter, came to show me the blouse she was thinking about purchasing. “What do you think about this one, Mom?” she asked.
“Have you asked Holy Spirit, honey? He always has an opinion about everything,” I replied, smiling at her. A few moments later, she remarked that she was feeling a definite sense of peace about the purchase. She bought the blouse.
Does that seem like overkill, getting Holy Spirit’s input about a $20 transaction? I honestly don’t believe it is. Here is the life model Jesus gave us to follow: “So Jesus explained, ‘I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does’” (John 5:19, NLT).
One might question, “But doesn’t that mainly refer to important ministry decisions?” Jesus said “nothing.” He did absolutely nothing without following the Father’s lead. The word “nothing” implies, not even the seemingly small and insignificant decisions of life. In other words, Jesus did not even move a muscle, upon waking in the morning, without leaning into the Father’s intimately present involvement.
This is how He invites you and me to live too. And what a beautiful, freeing way to do it! You know how when you are in love, you want to tell your beloved about absolutely everything? You want them to share in every tiny detail of your life? That’s how this is. Jesus wants to be a part of everything that matters to you. Every last tiny detail. How it thrills His heart when you allow Him to do so!
Every last question that ever crosses your mind… ask Him about it. Invite Him into the smallest particulars of your day. He really does care about every one of them. Imagine! He even cares about how many hairs you’ve managed to grow on your head. He literally thinks about you all day long. Knowing this, the Psalmist David exclaimed, “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” (Ps. 139:17-18, NLT).
He is holding His hand out to you right now, offering to lead you in His love throughout the day. Will you reach out and take it? Will you allow Him to be an intimate part of your every moment?
Have you experienced what it’s like to involve Jesus in “small” decisions during the day? If so, what has that been like for you?