Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Morning Thoughts

By Belinda

For those who would like to share devotions with me this morning...
Proverbs 3:6

English Standard Version (ESV)
6In all your ways(A) acknowledge him,
   and he(B) will make straight your paths.

 Usually, this verse is inseparable from the one before it:
verse 5:Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Together they go, and together they are beautiful, but this time, it is verse 6 that speaks to me:
"In all your ways acknowledge him."

These words remind me to be true to God's Holy Spirit, who lives in me, wherever and with whomever I am. It seems to connect with these verses from the book of Matthew:

Matthew 5:14-15

English Standard Version (ESV)

 14(A) "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15(B) Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

In some circumstances and with some people, I have, before now, shone my faith less brightly than I might. Yet we are the light of the world! Lighthouses! People need to see the light--they need it so badly themselves. They don't need anything more desperately than to see a life transformed by the Light of the World.

Oh, there is Light Quencher too, who hates the light, but I want, as the verse above promises, to "give light to all in the house." 

And I see then, that God's promise it that "he will  make straight" my path. No longer will it be crooked and wandering, but confident; quietly but surely following its North Star and Saviour's, lead.


Janet Sketchley said...

Belinda, I've been thinking of Proverbs 3:5-6 lately in conjunction with "seek Him first"... especially in the "in all your ways acknowledge Him".

Have a wonderful time in England!

Belinda said...

Thank you Janet! It's wonderful how there is so much in each verse of scripture and it just unfolds itself endlessly in depth.