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 trust is of the heart, not the head. Trust is the hanging on to Jesus Christ.
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.
This is, again, for the heart: for this command is for us, if we 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:
And fellowship in the Greek means “a sharer, partnership”.
Are we a partner with Christ in all we do?
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.)
But to “lean” on the Lord Jesus is to trust Him.
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.
You see what to do.
And if there is anything which clouds the light…..you quickly remove anything that would hinder that light….
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 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.”
(Four times He says He “will”…….and promises to: “not forsake them”…..what more can we ask for our path?)
God sees to us,….our hearts…..our direction…..and to our path,…..as we acknowledge Him….
……Who He is….what He can do for us…..and His partnership with us……..in all the “ways” we go.
And He will not forsake us, ever.
He loves us with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3 “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.”
Let us acknowledge Him in everything, everyday…..and let Him lead us.