During a recent sermon, I shared an old preacher’s story.
An apocryphal tale describes a self-pious man who loudly prayed, “Lord, if you’re there, then please tell me what to do!”
A voice from heaven answered, “Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the lonely, proclaim the Gospel.”
Taken aback by the response, the person replied, “Oh, well. Just testing.”
God said, “Me, too.”
If we ever wonder what to do, God’s Word offers a clear answer. Listen to the words of the prophet Micah:
God has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Once we’re done with this “To Do List,” then we can come back to God for more directions.