counsel
step one

Counsel, Step One is the first in this series and for this we will look at Psalm 16:7. 

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. KJV

We see here a cause and effect. We have God initiating by a process of imprinting upon our adrenals and kidneys counsel and we  respond by our adrenal and kidneys unpacking this deposit from God and instructing the rest of our being. What we receive, we then later give back.

The Hebrew construct of this verse represents a completed action. He has already finished depositing the counsel. By our model, he preloaded our human spirit with software needed for our journey. This counsel may refer to the deposit in our spirit or adrenals but one way or another there is a finality to the action.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter1:3

The point is, scripture is clear. We have been given is a strong, aggressive emphatic action of counsel already given put there in the form of raw material having to be acted upon and retrieved.

God has given us counsel with fierce intentionality that is established and during the night watches it is our adrenals and kidneys that will go through the library to release instruction from this counsel given to us so our heart and mind would know what to do. Our adrenals and kidneys are expected to produce out of that deposit and council.

step one prayer for counsel

Father, we bless the deposit you have made and we call it good. We realise you didn't pull a standard piece of software off a shelf and slap it into us but we are uniquely equipped with your counsel.

Even as our journey is unique-the land, our parents, community growing up, our adult experiences.. so you have crafted with fierce intentionality an extraordinary complete package of counsel that is imprinted in us.

We thank you for that. We don't understand it all but by faith we say this is good, this has valuable application for our lives and by faith we look forward to having even greater skill in accessing this counsel that you have already in the past given to us.

We thank you for that counsel.

questions to explore

Having listened to this track on Counsel Step One, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?

What keeps this from being a reality in your life? Does your experience line up with this teaching?

How can you move the ball in your favor to get the greatest outcome?

Coming into agreement with the word is powerful. Perhaps think about crafting your own blessing and sharing it with someone.

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