Your word is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path…- Psalms 119:105
I encourage you to click play on the song above (if you haven’t already) and listen as you continue to read.
God is good. I think it is great when I have a ‘good’ time in worship. Lifting my hands up in praise, but God always has his arms outstretched waiting to embrace me!
Yesterday, I had been chatting with some women about how I find it hard to know if the plans I choose are God directed or just my own. (cause I feel like I am choosing what I think I want at the time). They were encouraging and reminded me all the ways God speaks. Through godly friendships, reading our bible, spending time in his presence. Good reminders.
Well this morning I woke up to a quiet house! No, my kids were not still sleeping and no, they were not up to no good. At least not that I know of! The two older boys are at camp (thanks to my husband’s generous boss and associates)! My Mom offered to take the younger two for a sleepover.
My husband and I got to go out on a double date with two of our favourite people and today I have the whole day to myself! It was quiet…I started talking outloud to myself. I was about to turn the computer on and play some tunes when I reminded myself that I literally had no excuse to not sit and read my bible. Except for maybe ‘where is my bible’ or ‘where do I start’. Both of those were easily remedied.
I love proverbs. The wisdom God reveals in those chapters, I find, are super applicable to my life…and everyone’s! (wink. wink.)
Below is the first part of the chapter I read this morning.
Proverbs 16: 1-4a NIV
To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
All a person’s ways seem to be pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
The Lord works out everything to its proper end-…
God speaks to us, but all too often I forget how to listen. It does not matter how many times my pastor preaches it or the advice my godly friends give. (Although these are super important to have and obviously God uses. Afterall, I probably would not have opened my bible this morning had it not been for my conversation yesterday.) But when the words on the page speak so directly about the questions of my heart how can I question God’s interest and investment in my life! Let that sink in… the God of the universe and all of time thinks I am a somebody. Even when I am convinced I am a nobody! And He thinks the same of you too.
He has answered this wayward child’s questions. I am so humbled. Almost 20 years after committing myself to the Lord I “still don’t know how to be Yours”- Chris Renzema. Thankfully, God is committed to guiding me on this journey. Even though this walk looks like a spirograph. Many circles slowly moving forward.
When I think the burden of making sure I am ‘doing the Lord’s will’ becomes overwhelming. I find comfort in knowing that God is in control.