Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. What is the first thing you will do? Won’t you sit down and figure out how much it will cost and if you have enough money to pay for it? (Luke 14:28, CEV)
Some people are very practical by nature. It seems they were born with a practicality gene all the rest do not possess. They are not given to following trends or spending money or time frivolously, not given to making rash decisions, without gathering needful information. They are those who consider the forecast before dressing, how long they will be on their feet before choosing their shoes, time and energy that will be outlaid before committing to a project. Practical people may be those we want to consult before making a large purchase. They will ask all the right questions, lay out all the things we can’t see or haven’t considered.
Even if we weren’t born with that “practicality” gene or are not practical by nature we can still enjoy the fruits of practicality. God will help us to live practically, help us make practical decisions, be practical in our thoughts and living. He can help us see all sides to a matter, process things in such a way we can make good choices, think about life and things presented to us in such a manner that whatever we decide can have a good outcome.
Practicableness may not be the thing at the top of our things-to-do list or among the characteristic we set our mind to, but it can be the best attribute and characteristic we can determine to cultivate. Let’s Pray,
Thank goodness we don’t have to be born with that practicality gene, Lord, but it is something you are willing to help us to do. All we need to do is ask you to help us consider the cost and make the best choices and decisions for a good and godly outcome. Amen
Reflective Questions for Soul-Tending:
Do you have something you need to look at from a practical point of view? Have you spoken with God about it?
How will you incorporate today’s message into your plan of soul-care?