Yesterday I wrote about Micah 6:8 and what God wants for us- to act justly, seek mercy and walk humbly with Him. Saying those words or reading them do not put them into action. Today I want to leave you with verses that show us HOW to do this in our lives.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “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.”
According to Solomon, a walk for the Lord involves trusting Him with everything in our being and acknowledging that His ways are best. I looked up the definition of trust-a firm belief in the honesty, integrity, reliability and justice of another, confident expectation and to commit with confidence to be cared for. Does that describe the relationship you have with God? We are also suppose to acknowledge God in everything we do- acknowledge means-to admit to being true, confess, recognize the authority or claims of , to express thanks for and affirm as genuine. Do you recognize God’s authority over your life? Do you thank Him for His genuine ways that protect and defend you? The last line in the proverb talks about God making our way straight. This means walking with God on His pathway we won’t be lead astray, waste time doing things that have no eternal value or will not glorify God and He will remove obstacles that would keep us from our appointed goal for God. A life that achieves walking in love, justice and humility must be based on full trust and acknowledgement of who God is and His power to direct and guide us.
Prayer: Father, I desire to follow you each day. Help me to trust you more fully knowing that your are completely trustworthy, reliable and just. Help me to acknowledge you in all I do by telling others of your truth and submitting to your authority over my life. Thank you for the knowledge that being guided by You will bring You glory and achieve the purpose You have for my life. Only in the power of Jesus, Amen.
Desiring to walk trusting Jesus,