“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” ( Proverbs 3:5-6).
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: Webster defines trust as “having reliance or faith in” and “having confidence in”. When we put our complete confidence (faith) in the Lord, wonderful things will happen. We can see souls saved, people accept the call to missions, good grades at school, safe travel, flourishing marriages, etc. Nothing is too small for us to trust the Lord with. He cares about it ALL. Psalm 37:5 tells us to trust in the Lord and do good. If our trust is in the Lord, can we do anything but good?
and lean not unto thine own understanding: We don’t need to glory in our own wisdom (Jeremiah 9:23). Sometimes the Lord leads us in a direction that we, by ourselves, are not comfortable with. He allows us to move outside of our comfort zone. Public speaking is not my forte’, but the Lord allowed me to speak to a group of ladies at a retreat several years ago. My husband had just accepted the call to preach, and I was selected with a group of ladies to give a portion of the talk. Through my trust in the Lord and listening to him instead of me, we (the Lord and me) made it through just fine. If we trust in him and follow his leading, good will result.
In all thy ways acknowledge him: God is such an awesome God. We cannot fathom his powers. Give God the glory; he’s the reason we’re here. Everything we do should be for his glory. Not just the big things, and not just things other people see. In ALL thy ways acknowledge him.
and he shall direct thy paths: In 1 Chronicles 28:9, David charged Solomon to seek God and he will be found. If we seek him he will guide us in the path we must go. We have to seek to find our path. It’s often been said that we don’t go on a trip without a map. We rely on that map to get us from point A to point B. If we lose the map, we may veer off the correct path. If we don’t seek God by trusting him and acknowledging him, we will get out of that straight, narrow path to Heaven. We must show our trust in the Lord and not our own understanding. May your journey be one with the Lord.
PRAY TOGETHER: Pray for those in the Belo Horizonte Church (Brazil) who are taking on new ministries.