As I begin to pen this down, I thank God for his grace and providence he has showered on me in all things specially to have the chance to learn His word.
What I have received from the Lord, I would like to share with you my dear ones.
Proverbs 3:5-6 reads;
“5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths.”
Solomon was the wisest man that ever lived! Solomon with the wisdom and understanding that is many folds above ordinary men, here in verse 5, asks two questions;
1.“Why do we lean on our understanding during important situations in our life?”
2.“Why is it, that we don’t turn to God in those moments?”
Is it our pride? our self-confidence? or more specifically our overconfidence with our knowledge, or as Solomon says, “Our Understanding”?
The Lord’s council will lead you to a greater and permanent victory and this is a fact, as His ways are always and surely better than our ways and His understanding, infinitely better than our human comprehension.
The other day when at church, I thought to myself; ‘one way or another, I have always found a way to keep in touch or talk with my friends.
Why is it that I hardly ever find a way to equally keep in touch with God?’
Remember this if not anything else;
“God is only as far as you keep Him”.
It says Adam and Eve closely interacted with God and even physically felt his presence while in the garden of Eden. However, when Adam did that which was not pleasing to the Lord, he hid from the Lord.
….. He wished to be far from the Lord!!…
Proverbs 5:6 says ‘in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths
It says ‘in ALL your ways’!!
Let go to the basic of your ways…. when you’re eating, when you’re drinking, when you’re walking, when you’re talking… Basically wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, do it with the firm belief that the Lord is the only reason for your being and the only reason you are able to do anything you do.
This firm dependence in the Lord is what He expects from us and what it truly means to acknowledge HIM.
Let me conclude with
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
May the Lord bless you all.
- CHRISTOPHER PRINCE