I love The Family Feud.  It is one of my all-time favorite game shows.  More recently, it has become one of my favorite iPhone games.  I just love the fact that contestants are not looking for any sort of correct answer, but they are trying to guess what the majority of their peers said in a poll.  It is a great commentary on what we value and believe as a country, but also a great indicator of what we think of our fellow Americans.

What makes the show so entertaining (besides the over-the-top hosts) is the fact that contestants are completely guessing.  You can see their internal struggle between how they would answer the poll question and how they believe others would answer.  They come up with some of the most random guesses you could imagine, and they are a ton of fun to laugh at.

One of the things I appreciate most about my faith is the fact that I never have to guess with God.  I have His book that shows me who He is and what He expects from me.  The Holy Spirit lives inside of me and guides me every day.  I have a great church family and a wonderful group of Christian friends that give me further insight into the character of God.  In most situations, the answer I am looking for is right in front of me.

However, I often allow myself to ignore the obvious.  I let my emotions and the things our culture has told me are acceptable to cloud my vision.  Especially when loved ones are involved, it often becomes difficult for me to act and react in a Godly way due to the confusion of the flesh.  Knowing this, I always try to dive into prayer and consult Christian mentors before making any large decisions.

Recently, I was struggling a great deal with an issue.  As it turns out, there has never been a more obvious answer.  I was seeking God and praying so hard that He would lead me to make a Godly decision.  All of a sudden, the Holy Spirit told me how simple my solution was.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8 NLT)

In whatever decision I am trying to make or any other situation that arises, if I am seeking a Godly direction, then the answer is always, undeniably, love.  Yes, love takes different forms.  Sometimes love is tough, sometimes it is gentle, and sometimes it is many other things.  But love is always active, it is always righteous, and it is always the Godly thing to do.

If our one true God was asked the one thing that His people should always do, the survey says…love.  Every.  Single.  Time.

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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The noblest search is the search for excellence.


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