Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Daily devotional: Trust the Lord, not my own understanding

Scripture
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Observation
I get into trouble when I forget these verses and start leaning on my own understanding, wisdom and insight. Not only is this prideful, but it shows I am attempting to be in the drivers seat instead of trusting in the Lord to make my paths straight.

Application
Acknowledge God and His absolute wisdom and leadership in my life. Call out to Him and seek Him. Trust and wait for Him.

Prayer
Lord, I know You have amazing paths for me to travel with You at the helm. I confess that even though I want to trust You with all my heart, I frequently take matters back into my own hands and rely on my intellect and capabilities instead. I renounce these ways and instead acknowledge You as ruler of my life. Please carry me by Your ways, and may I see Your face and Your hand as I trust in You. I love you!

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