I have been trying, on and off, for a full week, to post an entry. One day the computer froze — and I lost my entry. And yes, it was during a bit of a cold snap. Maybe my computer was trying to relate with the Alaska drop to -50. . .
Then, another day, I pressed a key and this strange beep emerged from the speaker, and then . . .an empty screen.
So, here I am again. I’m not giving up on my resolution to post more frequently; technology will not get the better of me (don’t say that too loudly, the speakers might hear me. . .)
Here’s my meditation for today:
“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 straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.” Proverbs 3:5-7 ESV
I know at least the first 2 verses are probably familiar, but don’t let them be so familiar that we miss the impact. I am called to trust the Lord with not only my mind and logic (own understanding) but also with my emotions and will (all your heart). I’m even called to commit all of my actions to His will (all your ways).
So . . .fears, hurts, anxiety, irritations, anger, jealousy — those all get put into God’s hands —
And . . .financial decisions, work decisions, child decisions, adult child decisions, all those day-to-day decisions — are left to God’s understanding and wisdom —
Then — my day planner, my calendar, my checkbook, my to-do list — are left to His knowledge and control.
The summary is so simple, yet so humbling —
Don’t be wise in your own eyes, Beverly. You don’t have everything figured out. You aren’t entitled to the things you may think you are entitled to. I have ordered your days and planned your times long before you were born. I have formed you and put you where I want you and when I want you there.
Fear Me, Beverly. Trust Me. Run to Me. Love Me. Turn your back on evil. Give up your entitlements. Give Me your emotions. Let Me take care of you. Let Me use you to bless and to give Me glory in this dark world. I love You.