I have been praying about what scripture verse and word God would give me to light my path into 2021.

The verses He has given me are Proverbs 3:5-6.

Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding..

In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

The Word is TRUST.

Trust in The Lord.

How many people or things i trust besides The Lord. I realize the anxiety I feel at the thought of any of those being removed.

Some things in our world have been shaken and removed in 2020. And yet with each one, The Lord has continued as the strong fortress, the unshakable rock, The One Who never changes, The One Who is with me always.

The Lord is completely trustworthy!

Trust in The Lord with ALL my heart.

How often I put one toe in the water, so to speak. I try to test Him. I try to look around me and judge from the world or my circumstances whether He is trustworthy.

I trust with part of my heart. Sometimes I even get a little more faith and trust Him with most of my heart. But He calls me to trust Him with all of my heart.

He calls me to the deep, where I cannot touch bottom. He calls me to the places where I cannot see the shore. He calls me to look at Him alone and trust that He knows where we are going.

He has The Plan and it is a Good Plan, to give me a future and a hope.

Leaning not to my own understanding

That is tough. Even before the internet, I was a seeker of knowledge. I poured over books and delighted in knowing things.

The more I thought I knew, the more I wanted to know. And once I discovered the net, I was off and running. Any question seemed to have an answer from cyberspace!

But then I fell into the trap of TMI, too much information. My searching gave me conflicting answers. Even Bible “experts” differed in their interpretation of what God was saying through The Bible.

When I went through the very hard season of being visually challenged, I was unable to search. I was made to lie down. I was made to be still. And I found all I wanted was to be with God and know Him more and more.

For it was as He Himself said in Isaiah 55:8-9.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,

    so are my ways higher than your ways

    and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Acknowledge Him in all my ways

I want to acknowledge Him in all my ways, but I recognize there is some weeding to be done before I get there. I have some ways that do not fully acknowledge Him.

I have some ways that are not Christ like at all. I tend to run ahead instead of following. I want to be in control of everything. I like to plan.

I do not like being dependent. I worry a lot. I don’t speak up when I should. Sometimes I speak when I shouldn’t. And the list goes on.

I am a work in progress. But I do trust God, My Creator, to keep creating me. Perhaps that is why He told me to choose His Word, Trust.

And I am certain He will direct my path, when I fully trust Him to do it.

As I look toward 2021, already I am asking Him questions.

Where are we? He answers, “We are here.”

Where are You? He answers, “I am with you.”

Where are we going? “He answers, “Come and see. Follow Me!”

I invite you to reflect about your journey as you listen to this song. Here is the link.

https://youtu.be/e9FqFC0WA-o

About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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