Don’t Lean On Your Understanding


Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. 
~Proverbs 3:5-6


Wisdom is choosing the right path; Integrity is staying on it.


The Children of Israel were led across a barren wilderness by a Cloud. Not just any Cloud, this was the glory Cloud that became a burning torch at night. It was visible day and night. When it moved, the Israelites broke camp and moved with it: to follow God, all they had to do was follow the Cloud. The Israelites had no faith so God gave them a visible manifestation of His glorious presence. He expects more of us; we don’t have a Cloud but we do have His word, even so, it takes faith to follow Christ. A big part of trust is confidence is object we are trusting. Do you believe that Jesus is good. Do you believe that He loves you and wants what is best for you? Do you believe that He is capable and competent? Do you believe that He knows the future? If you said yes to all these questions, you would be a fool not to follow Him.

I came to Danville in the spring of 1979. I was convinced personally that it was a mistake but I felt impressed to come. God gave me no peace to do otherwise. I prayed some stupid prayer like...”God, I know you have always been right but you got this one wrong and I will go just to prove it.” Thank God, I did not lean on my own understanding.

I’ve been burning the candle at both ends this week and it has caught up with me. I am too tired to think, let alone write. Hope you have a good day. We will try to do better tomorrow.

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