5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.–Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC
This has become a theme verse for my husband and myself. So many times, when we were starting to wilt a bit in our faith, the LORD would send a minister or a radio announcement or a magazine article (Note: Of course we were watching, listening to, and reading things that glorify God, for this wisdom does NOT come from the world!) or even a person across our paths to remind us of this verse!
So, He was encouraging us to KEEP THE FAITH, to KEEP ON BELIEVING, KEEP ON WALKING WITH HIM; KEEP ON DOING RIGHT!
He is a Rewarder of us who seek and follow Him, and when we obey and serve, we spend our days in prosperity (which includes finances but is much more than that!) and our years in pleasures, amen (Job 36:11)!
You may not believe me, but once, the LORD spoke to me, and said, “….Full speed ahead!” and another time, when I was just tired and weary physically and emotionally (and spiritually?), He said to my spirit, “Keep moving forward.”
Now is NOT the time to slow down. NOW is the time to keep doing all the right things you’ve been doing, and ask for His wisdom to do more. He can help us do more.
I don’t mean wear yourself out trying to perform. For you see, when GOD is the Author of what we do, there is a Grace and an ease and a sweetness to it, not to mention deep satisfaction, amen!
Serving our Father God, the Father of the LORD Jesus Christ, is SOOOO worth it!
Father, I love You and I thank You for Your wisdom in Your Word and through other avenues that You bring across my path. Thank You that You keep teaching me Your ways to help me become more and more obedient–and thus more and more blessed with the Abundant Life (Zoe, John 10:10) that Jesus the Christ died to give us! Forgive me for allowing my faith to weaken. LORD, keep drawing me and keep me strong in You, and thank You for it! In Your name, amen!