“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” (Proverbs 30:4-5).
“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 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” (Proverbs 3:3-6).
We must keep our lives in perfect balance. Our home, our family, our spiritual walk, our vocation; everything must be in balance for it to be effective. Too many times we do not have our priorities aligned with God’s plans for our lives, and life gets off center. Maybe it isn’t any change that is too dramatic, but we do notice that something is not exactly lined up. It’s time to take a good long look at what we feel are the most important responsibilities in our lives, and get our steps ordered with the Lord’s vision for us. We must acknowledge God in the center of our lives. “He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of the saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path” (Proverbs 2:8-9).
Maybe we are already walking with the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, but nothing seems to work out the way that we think it should. Do we get frustrated? Sure we do, but we have to reach way down deep in our souls and realize that the Lord has everything under control and that he is working all things out for our good. Now, we could settle for less than God’s best and maybe everything in life would go well for us, but I ask myself, would I be missing out on the greatest miracles of my life by not being patient and trusting God? When your life is centered around the Lord’s plans for you, he will prosper you.
How many times have I taken matters into my own hands and watched my world crumble around my feet? After walking with God all of these years, I am learning to trust him more, and fret less. It’s stressful living in uncertainty day after day. If I had my choice I would have everything in my life outlined according to well organized plans—they would probably fail, because except the Lord build a house, they labour in vain who builds it. I want the Lord to put my life into perfect balance with his plans for me. He can open doors, the right doors for me; I can wait for the right doors to open as long as I learn to trust in him to know what is best for me. He wants me to prosper and to be in good health. I desire wisdom above all other gifts. He gives me peace that passes all understanding.
I have watched his plans unfold for me in the past few months and although I still search for his will, I know that I can have confidence in the Lord to lead me through effectual doors. I just want to say thank you, Lord; your will, not mine be done.
In this week’s Lattereign we are called to prayer. It is the only way to break the chains that would try to bind us. (Click on the link, and it will open in a new window.) Come unto me take the time to pray