Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Forsaking the Idolatry of Man-Centered Wisdom



I don't know about you, but there are times that I will read a Bible verse that I have heard a thousand times before and suddenly, my eyes are opened to the truth, and I "get" it.

That was me this morning.

And when a verse finally clicks, I want to tell everyone about it because it's suddenly my new favorite verse that is just so awesome.

Well, YOU are my everyone.

So here goes. It's a super duper commonly quoted verse friends. But today? I get it.

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."



You're reading it here in the King James Version because, not only have a I heard these verses a thousand times, I also memorized them as a child.

Decisions, Decision, Decisions


For me, whenever I have a big decision to make, I pray about it, seek the trusted advice of others, think about it, way out the pros and cons, analyze it, etc.

And I completely understand and agree that whenever we are making big decisions in life, we need to use wisdom, and sometimes experience, to help us make the right decision.

However, there are times in life when you just know that God is nudging you closer and closer towards a "yes" decision, and yet, the facts on paper might be pointing towards a "no" decision.

Oftentimes, finances, logistics, energy levels, health, and so much more cause us to lose sight of the faith factor and make us live life in the safe zone of our decisions and just say no.

But what about when God says "yes"?

That's why this verse suddenly makes so much sense to me because, in the midst of all that decision making, we can't forget that ultimately, we need to lean on the wisdom of God and forsake our own understanding (i.e. the practical reasons why we shouldn't trust God.)

But, what, my friends, are we missing when we live like this? A crazy lot I'm guessing.

Today, I want to give a boot to my own understanding and say yes to God.

I want to trust Him with all my heart and walk by faith.

I want to I want to acknowledge Him in every decision that I make and I want to trust Him to direct my paths.

He is trustworthy and I only have one life. I want to live it to the fullest by pursuing all God has planned for me.

Care to join me?

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2 comments:

Katherine {Proverbs and Pacifiers} said...

These are my favorite verses for that very reason. Our understanding is sometimes clouded by our sin. We have to acknowledge God's way and trust him in our decsions. Thanks for the great reminder!

becky@purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Thanks Katherine. :)

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