“On the surface it might appear more spiritual to seek God’s leading than just to go ahead and do the obvious thing. But it isn’t. If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch? If God gives a sailor a compass, does the sailor pleas god more by kneeling in a frenzy of prayer to persuade God to show him which way to go, or should he just steer ahead according to the compass?
“Except for those things that are specifically commanded or forbidden in the Scriptures, it is God’s will that we be free to exercise our own intelligent choice…. In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our Maker’s praise without anxiety. God’s choice for us may not be only one but rather any one of a score of possible choices. The man or woman who is wholly and joyously surrendered to Christ cant make a wrong choice—any choice will be the right one.”
~ A.W. Tozer, from “Four Ways to Find God’s Will” in HIS Magazine, May 1969