God’s Direction, Not Our Own

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

The words trust in the Lord echo the command of Deuteronomy 6:5 to love God with all our being. The verb trust is complemented by the verb “lean.” Trusting in God is a conscious dependence on God, much like leaning on a tree for support. The idea is reinforced here by the command to acknowledge Him, which means to observe Him and get to know Him in the process of living. In doing so, you and I will find time and time again that God smooths our paths.

this is a comfort and a challenge. There is security in knowing that the Lord will lead us each day, but you and I must not become so attached to our own plans and directions, that we resist God’s redirection or His timing. We must be patient and wait with interest to see the new things God will do and engineer in our lives. We have no right to judge where we should be put, or to have preconceived notions as to what God is fitting us for.

God engineers everything. Wherever He puts us, our one great aim is to pour out a whole-hearted devotion to Him in that particular work. We must purpose in our heart to serve and please Him in all that we do.

I Corinthians 2:9-12
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

As we trust in God, He directs our steps. Heavenly Father, may I love and serve You with all my heart where You have placed me today.

If you are unsaved, I encourage you to accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.

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