The title of Proverbs 3 is trust in the Lord with all of your heart. I don’t know about you, but for me, sometimes the All of my heart gets a little tricky.
I trust a little bit. Or sometimes even more then a little. But putting all of my trust in the Lord can sometimes be well, a challenge. Not because He is not trustworthy, but because I forget He is.
My trusting can sometimes look more like this:
If I do this, God will do this. As if what God can and will do rests on what I do.
Or my trusting can look like this: If God will do this, I will do this.
The famous Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to trust and not lean on our own understanding. Why do I even think I can begin to understand the intricate and amazing ways of God?
Our creator made .. everything. From the zebra to the fruit fly. Maybe I am thinking about fruit flies because I may or may not be obsessed with watching them die right now in the bowl of rice wine vinegar with one drop of dish soap in the bowl. They swoop in and they die. And I am happy truthfully ( don’t be calling animal protective services on me, those fruit flies they are pesky) (I was going to insert a picture of a fruit fly but I will spare you!)
This awesome creator promises me that If I lean not on my own understanding and acknowledge Him, He will direct my paths.
So in order to lean not on my own understanding, I need to lean on Him.
And what a place of intimacy that can be.
I don’t know if you needed this reminder as much as I did tonight, but our God is trustworthy. The paths He has for us He will lead is.
Proverbs 3:19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open and the clouds drop down dew.
I posted the quote ” what a pity to plan on the things we can do ourselves– Tozer” at the beginning of the blog because I was having a come to Jesus meeting in the shower and I needed this quote reminder. See it’s a busy week for my ministry. We have our Celebration Dessert banquet/ fundraiser Thursday night, then a Bloom conference which I play event planner and keynote speaker for this weekend.
These are moments when the enemy often whispers (or shouts) you cannot do this ministry thing– it will fail, you will fail, you should get a real normal job.
But the truth is God does not fail. And I can trust Him.
What are you trusting Him in today?