Monday, August 14, 2006

Trust In The Lord

Proverb 3:5-6 are two of my favourite Bible verses. I was reading a quiet time devotional the other day, and it talked about these verses, here it is:

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

If you want God to lead you in life, put Him first in everything!

"He will make your paths straight" - that is, the way forward will be obvious to you, and God will remove the obstacles that would keep you from following His will for you. It sounds wonderful doesn't it? But why are we not experiencing it every day? Notice that there are three conditions to this promise.

"Trust in the Lord". When you sense Him leading you and you don't know where you will end up or how you will get through, obey Him anyway. Act on the reality that God is there. If He leads you, you can trust Him. This is not just verbal trust, but the kind that is with all y our heart!

"Don't lean on your own understanding." Don't try to be the master of your own fate. Don't get the idea that you can plan your way through life. Recognise that you desperately need God's hand in your life, both guiding you and enabling you.

"In all your ways acknowledge Him." Make sure that your life shows that God is the One you honour, love and obey. Meet these three conditions and you can rest in the reality of God's guiding hand.


Anonymous said...

yup, God should be first in our lives. this is the second time today that i've read about putting God first.

i'll miss you, sis. i'll be gone for a while and might take some time before i could go back to blogging. i don't have a computer at home, that's one reason. but please remember that you are in my prayers.

until then... God bless. :)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Good stuff.

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Kitty,

Thank you for sharing. Recent trials & spiritual attacks lead me to trust in the Lord & you just wrote such!

There is just Godincidence. I will trust the Lord, the battles belong to the Lord, all Victories are to be claimed by us, Prince & Princess of the Most High God as Jesus is King of all Kings!

Have a good weekend. God Bless!

Kitty Cheng said...

Pia, yes let's commit to putting God first in our lives! I will miss you too, sis! You are in my prayers too dear.

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew, yes proverbs 3:5-6 are great verses aren't they?

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Godwyn, I like how you use the term 'Godincidence'. Great to know that you are trusting the Lord in you trials & spiritual attacks. Keep drawing close to the King, and He will continue to direct your paths.

Ross said...

Good stuff, Kitty. Keep it coming.