pramsay posted on November 11, 2010 16:52 1890 views

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When was Your Last Appointment with Your Counsellor?

Ahaziah hardly had a chance. He had a not-so-nice mother – downright nasty. When he came to the throne in 2Chronicles 22 he was 42 years old.

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, 
for his mother (Athaliah) was his counsellor in doing wickedly.
2Chronicles 22:3

In fact, it seems like Ahaziah was surrounded by the wicked counsellors of Ahab, which resulted in his downfall. It is true that the proverb says: “in a multitude of counsellors there is safety.” … but only if I have God-fearing, spiritual counsellors who have my best interests at heart.  Who are the major influencers in your life? 

Are your friends dragging you down? Have you surrounded yourself with confidantes, friends, and buddies who are not helping you spiritually? Are you spiritually stronger or weaker this year than last? Is their advice influencing you more than the spiritual counsel being offered by those who love you most and who are more spiritually mature than you or your peers?

There is a Counsellor above all others. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

In Romans 11:33, Paul seems overwhelmed as he thought about the infinite wisdom of the Eternal God. He exclaimed: “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counsellor?” (Romans 11:33-34)

A  Christian has the best of all counsellors. We have a counsellor who doesn’t need Himself to be counselled. Some counsellors have more need for counselling than the client they are counselling. Child of God, your Wonderful Counsellor is available to you 24/7 and He isn’t off for the holidays!  He is constantly on duty and will give you as much time as you need.  He can sympathize with your weaknesses. If you read Hebrews 4:15 carefully you will learn that your Wonderful Counsellor has a heart. He’s sensitive to your circumstances and the frailties of you being a human. He’s not a clinically cold and aloof counsellor. You can dump out your troubles to this Wonderful Counsellor and He won’t rush you. He won’t glance at His watch and try to wind down the conversation so He can grab a coffee before the next appointment. You can take as long as you want, come as often as you want and be as candid as you want. He will be there to help and strengthen you or correct your thinking and guide you along the right path.

James G. Small had personal dealings with this Wonderful Counsellor and he wrote this hymn:

 I’ve found a Friend; O such a Friend!
So kind, and true and tender,
So wise a Counsellor and Guide
So mighty a Defender.
From Him, who loves me now so well,
What power my soul can sever?
Shall life? or death? shall earth? or hell?
No! I am His forever!

When was your last appointment with this Wonderful Counsellor? Let’s all check in with our Counsellor today.

Walk carefully and closely with the Lord today,
Peter Ramsay