excerpt from On Trusting God – Proverbs 3

Session three – On Trusting God

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).

From your heart, turst the Lord. Through this passage, God is inviting us to trust him from the deepest place and set aside the things we think we know. His promise to us is that if we give him full permission and leadership of our hearts, instead of trying to have it all logically sorted, he will direct us. This is an incredible relief! We don’t have to have the answers or the navigational bearings. He does. He will direct us. But, as this proverb says, he won’t necessarily direct us from what we know logically… but rather from our hearts.

If I understand all that is going on in my Christian life, I have an inferior Christian life. The walk of faith is to live according to the revelation we have received, in the midst of the mysteries we can’t explain (Dreaming with God, Bill Johnson).

Take a moment with Holy Spirit. Take a deep breath, and then ask… Holy Spirit, are there areas that I am not living primarily from your prompting, but rather from my own intellect? Father, I repent of hiding behind what I already know and I ask you to lead me into the unknown.

note: I’m currently in the process of writing and compiling some devotional resources. I thought it could be helpful for some to include snapshots of my process. Enjoy!

Phil Rice — philrice.blog
Executive Director of Ember

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