Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

Direction for our Christian Lives:

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.”

This is of the heart, not the head.

If we will acknowledge Him in all our ways…He will direct our paths.  

And acknowledge here, means that we are to seek Him  in everything concerning our lives.

Good things, bad things,  we are to “see” that Christ knows about it and about us being in this situation.

Then,  we are to tell Him about everything in it:  our side, and wants concerning it;  and the other side as well.

You can tell this is of the heart:  for those who love the Lord, and really want the Lord’s direction. 

To have this direction aright, we must do this in everything, not just the big important things,  but the little everyday things, as well.

Because this is the fellowship that is offered us, as we go along with Jesus.

It is constant fellowship:  we always know His presence with us.

We need to lean on Him:

We can “lean on our own understanding” pretty easily.  We have intelligence, and we are here in the situation;  who better to figure this out?  

We all know how this turns out!

Real direction comes to us by the Holy Spirit within us.  That is a matter of the heart, again,  not the head.

You ask for direction,  then you hear His Voice.   Light comes.    You see what to do.    In your heart,  you quickly remove anything that would hinder your fellowship with Him, for fellowship is mutual sharing.

That Light brings the knowledge of what pleases Him in this situation;  and you do it.  And you also know what displeases Him,  and turn away from it.  The gift of wisdom is a great gift from the Lord.

He directs and helps us in our “path”.

Isaiah 43:19 “Behold,  I will do a new thing;  now it shall spring forth;  shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the the desert.”

There is no place or time He does not know, and does not make preparation for.

Isaiah 42:16 “And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not;  I will lead them in paths that they have not known:  I will make darkness  light before them,  and crooked things straight.  These things will I do unto them,  and not forsake them.”

God sees to us, and to our path, as we let Him into all the “ways” we go,  and seek His direction for our lives.

And He will not forsake us,  ever.

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