THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord
with all your heart and mind and do not rely
on your own insight or understanding.
If you are going to walk in everything God has
for you there is something you need to do.
You will need to throw what you know out of the
The word says, we must trust in the Lord with
ALL of our heart and mind….that’s clear.
Then it says, “and do not rely on your own
insight and understanding“…not so clear???
Let me share another scripture with you:
“Men, I can see that our voyage is going to
be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and
cargo, and to our own lives also.”
But the centurion, instead of listening to what
Paul said, followed the advise of the pilot and
of the owner of the ship. Acts 27:10, 11
It’s very clear why the centurion listened to
the pilot and the owner of the ship. The pilot
who I am guessing is the captain had sailed
these seas numerous times. He had years
and years of experience. Wasn’t that
enough? Let me rephrase that, it should
have been enough! But it wasn’t!!
There is a time when experience and insight
play their part but we must be must know
when that time is.
Our own understanding gets in the way of
what God wants to do at times. A lot of the
time our own insight and understanding
excludes God from the equation!
The centurion was not about to listen to a
man who knew nothing about the sea. Paul
was not a sailor so why listen to him???
God’s word a lot of the time doesn’t make sense
and calls us to believe in the impossible!
Your destiny doesn’t make sense.
God’s blessing in your life does not make sense.
You are not supposed to be standing but you are
because of God.
Trust in Him with all of your heart and mind.
Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear
and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away
from evil. Proverbs 3:7
There it is again. Don’t rely on your own wisdom!
As you walk the road God has called you to don’t
lean on your own understanding and insight but trust
in Him with all of your heart and mind!
A truly difficult word to live by…….