I have been reflecting on one of my favourite scriptures this week. As I read it
I could not move from it. I just kept reading it over and over. With that said I am starting a new category. It is based on Psalm 119:9 which talks about how we are supposed to conform our lives to the word of God. A lot of the time we try to make the word conform to what we think and the way we live but that is wrong. The word is not supposed to conform to our beliefs. It will NOT conform to us. We are the ones who need to conform to it. We are the ones who are to align to what the word says.
My goal in this new category is to hold up the word of God against our lives and see how we can apply its truth. This is what Psalm 119:9 says,
Psalm 119:9 (Amplified) says,
How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking head and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].
Let us start. The scripture I was reading that I couldn’t move past is found in Proverbs 3: 5-7 (The Message).
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do,
everywhere you go;
He’s the One who will keep you on track.
Here are my reflections…..
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart;” –
In the things I am seeking God for, am I trusting Him completely?
This is not a weak undecided trust but a deep confident trust. The word says,
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart”! This kind of trust realises there is
no one else I must depend on. It realises everything else cannot be trusted. This kind of trust realises there is only One it can look to.
The question then is, do we trust God from the bottom of our heart? If not, what is stopping us? Is it fear, is it doubt, unbelief, previous failures??? What is it?
God wants us to trust Him from the bottom of our heart. No matter what you are going through, no matter how impossible it seems, He wants you to trust Him from the bottom of your heart!
“Don’t try to figure out everything on your own” –
We were not made with the capacity to figure out God. He is too big and too awesome. He is TOO MUCH….!!!! His ways are beyond our comprehension. The
more we try to figure Him out the more confused we get. We are TOO SMALL….!!
Don’t miss this please. We are too small!!!!!
Our understanding is too limited to go down that road.
Does that mean we are broken? Did God make us with a defect then? No!
He made us like that so we could learn to look to Him! He wants to be the One
we depend on. There should never be a time where we are enough for the storms we face. ( I hope you understand what I mean here)
Trying to figure everything out in your life by yourself is not trusting God. It is you saying you are enough for this life and you don’t need the Saviour!
In your life where have you tried to figure out things by yourself?
What areas in your life have you not allowed God to take the steering wheel?
“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
He’s the One who will keep you on track” –
There is so much I am seeking God for. There is so much clarity I need. There are so many major decisions I need to make concerning my career, relationships, and life in general.
In all those things am I listening for God’s voice to lead me?? Are you?
Am I taking the time to hear what He is saying? Are you?
Do I depend on His voice in every decision I make? Do you?
Why is it important to listen for His voice in everything we do?
Because He is the One who will keep me on track. He is the One who keeps you on track!!
As I end this post I would like to leave you with this thought – He is the one who keeps us on track! Trust Him, depend on Him, seek Him because,
He is the One who keeps us on track!!