Another day comes into being as we cross the international time line. For most, it’s usually while they’re sleeping and they hardly notice the progression of time. The progression of time though is something that is pretty cool, at least to me it is. With every day comes new trials and tribulations. With every passing minute comes the chance to know more about our Awesome God.
Reading through the Proverb of the day this morning, I’m reminded just how stupid my fears, concerns, worries and anxieties are. So often, I look inward to my intellect and knowledge rather than looking to the Lord for His guidance.
My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;
For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
I pause here and ask myself a rhetorical question or two — why is it that I lean on myself? Why do I make things harder than they have to be? Why do I take heart to things that are meaningless? I answer this only that even though I am a new creation, for some odd reason, I like most still hold to the flesh. Why is it that I see something shiny and run toward it, embracing it? Why is it that I let my emotions take control of my actions, rather than letting God take care of my every need?
I encourage you to take this passage and apply it to your lives, memorizing His word so that you might meditating on it, encouraging one another, praying for one another. The rest of the Proverb has much to offer, but to this mere layman, I cannot delve into it at this hour. May the Lord Bless you and keep you.