Saturday, December 6, 2008
Proverbs 3:5-6 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.
I have been searching high and low for the best deals on Christmas gifts this year, but it seems every time I think I've found a nice gift at a good price, it doesn't end up working out. Well, it dawned on me that I had been trusting in my own skills as a "deal hunter" rather than trusting the Lord to provide. I had not one time asked Him to provide nice gifts that would fit into our budget. I confessed to Him for depending on myself rather than depending on Him, and the same day He unexpectedly provided 6 gifts for considerably less than what I had budgeted. For those of us who have trusted Christ to save us from our sins, we can and must trust Him with every other aspect of our lives. Just as we can do absolutely nothing to save ourselves, we can do nothing of ourselves in any other aspect of life. Our faith must rest entirely in Jesus Christ both for salvation and for daily living.
What has the Lord been teaching you? I'd love to hear from you either by a comment or email and have you share how the Lord has been working in your heart.