Sunday, January 11, 2009

Life's Lesson

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

This is a lesson that I slipped on recently. "And lean not on your own understanding." It never occured to me that I was doing that until Friday night. And then God spoke to my heart and told me what I had been doing and woke me up! Praise the Lord.

We have to be aware of our actions, our words spoken or written. My problem has been speaking and acting first then thinking. Now I think first then act/speak. I know I've spoken a lot about walking in faith, and keeping my eyes on Jesus. I'm not sure if it's more to make sure it sinks in with myself, but am believing it is to help others as well not make the same mistake.

Believe me, it's not worth losing a friend(s) because of what you say and or do.

God did not create us to be what we want to be, he created us to be like Him.

"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:27

He created us in His image.


~hon~ said...

You know what? I will always LOVE your blog.

I am your unconditional friend. Always.

Deare Diary said...

I love that scripture. He has brought me to that scripture more than once. Lord help us to learn to trust and lean on you. Good post.

Chris Bowers said...

I love the end of that verse: "And He shall direct your paths." How often I pray, in an offhand, not very genuine, way, "Lord, show me your path." Well, it turns out he already did. All I have to do is acknowledge Him in all my ways. Pretty simple.

Thanks Tammy. I've got to tell you. I read a lot. A llloooottttt. Every time I come to your blog, its like my internal computer is rebooted, my hard-drive backed up and my desktop refreshed. Thanks for the encouraging words!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thanks hon, I realize that more than ever now. Eternal friends is what we are. Praise God for that!

Judy, I too have been brought to that scripture more than once, but it finally took on a whole new meaning. I love how that happens! :)

Chris, That's funny, I pastor spoke of that very thing today. How He is always answering our prayers before we have even said them.

As for my words, they are God's words. He is leading me. All the thanks and Glor go to Him. Thank you for your blessings and encouragement to continue on this path!