The key verse reads, “The secret of the Lord is with those that fear Him”. When we first believed in Him or perhaps for those who have not grown spiritually, it is extremely important to know that we are being guided by the Lord in each and every detail of our life. And certainly there is nothing wrong with that. However as we learn the ‘secret of the Lord’ which is His friendship (knowing His voice, communing with Him, living in His presence) we do not need to inquire of Him about everything that comes along. The fact is that the wrong choices will not even occur to us, we will just know in our ‘knower’ which way is right. This is one of the great joys of Christian living, to be so in tune with the Lord and know Him well enough that it is not necessary to ask for guidance in the baby steps of the way. It is the freedom in Christ that comes with the Truth. I once had a secretary that was so efficient (knew me well enough) that when I got a stack of mail she would go through it and write a response, and all I had to do was sign it. Of course, if there was one that needed my attention she would pass it on to me so that I could personally answer it. Isn’t this the way it should be with the Lord if we have been diligent in our seeking and come to the point that we know Him well enough?

Let us not be deceived, however; if there is any question we should pray for guidance and then wait, wait, wait for an answer. And waiting is the key here. Not to wait would be like going to the doctor, telling him about your problem and then walking out before he had a chance to suggest a cure. Yes, the secret of the Lord is in friendship with Him. And that friendship comes only to those who fear and wait on Him.

But I know whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that he is able,
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day . . . (I Know Whom I Have Believed)