“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Ya know, I’ve really never been one for writing. I’m not the best at proofreading or grammar so I find it humorous that the Lord would have me writing two different blogs. We can never know the path that the Lord will lead us on unless we give up the reins of our life and allow him to lead. If I hold on to even one rein, then sub-consciencely I will still be doing my best to lead; I will tug harder, I will manipulate in the way that I pull them, and quite plainly I’ve basically said that I don’t trust someone else to steer.
God’s word says in Matthew 16:25 that “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Giving our life to Christ is letting him have all of it. Our hopes, our dreams, our fears, our family, our future, our careers… and letting Christ have His way and will in all of it. I would have never known that I would be so excited to go to Israel, if I hadn’t given the Lord the place in my heart to change it and change my desires. Sometimes we hold on so tightly to the things that we want, the things that we think will make us happy… that we are too afraid to even think that there could possibly be other options, better option. The Lords options!
I pray this week that we would hand over the reins of our life to the Lord. Fall at His throne of grace and accept His love and forgiveness. Let Him be the creator of our days and our future. The more we begin to trust Him, the more we see that He is so good. That He has a perfect plan for us. Once we bend our will to His perfect will…the Lord will bless us and give joy evermore.
Here are a few references that I really love that can help you in your walk with the Lord and learning and growing in him.
This is a bible study by Pastor Mark Driscoll on The Heart… click here.
Here is a book by Pastor John Piper titled Fifty Reason Why Jesus Came to Die. You can download a PDF of it for free here.
Hope you all have a blessed week.