Sundays are busy in our house, but I want to take a moment every Sunday to share from the scriptures, something I read that inspires me. I want this to be something that helps you start your week off right. So here is to more Inspiration Sundays.
The Bible is a very important part of our daily life at our home. We take advantage of homeschooling our children by making sure they spend time with God on a daily basis. This is done in many different ways throughout the day, but none so much as when it comes to discipline and discipling. Three out of six of my children have a personal relationship with God, so for those three it is my habit to turn to scripture whenever they need correction or direction.
With that in mind here is today Inspiration Sunday Scripture.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
I remember the day of my Grandpa’s funeral. I was devastated. One of the few people in my life had loved me like he did. My children had only ever seen me this torn up once before and that is when my cousin passed away unexpectedly. I was sitting at my table crying, when my oldest girl came in and curled up next to me. I pulled myself together and held her. When we were done, we knew it was time to start our day. As I was making breakfast, I noticed on the white board the above scripture. I remember stopping and reading it out load, really thinking about the meaning for maybe the first time in my life.
In my torn state of pain, it was this scripture that pulled me out of the dark and into the light of understanding. You see this scripture wasn’t asking me to trust God with only the things I wanted to trust him with, but with EVERYTHING with ALL of my HEART. It was asking me to not go by what I understood, because I didn’t know the BIG picture. It was asking me to acknowledge not only HIM, but his WISDOM and GOODNESS. It was telling me that if I did this, HE would make my path straight and clear.
This was the promise behind David’s words in Psalm 23. This was the promise to Noah, to Abraham, to David, to the apostles. God is asking us to trust HIM with EVERYTHING! He isn’t asking us to understand what is going on, but to follow HIM. Acknowledging that HE is GOD and HE will make sure things turn out like HE planned.
I KNOW this is hard. I KNOW you want to know how it is all going to turn out. I KNOW you want to control everything that comes your way. How do I know this? Because I’m just like you. I want to know that things are going to turn out, but the problem lies with the fact that I want it to turn out MY WAY instead of HIS WAY.
So today when things are HARD, and they will be. Take a moment to talk to God. Tell Him your fears. Tell Him the thing that just doesn’t make sense to you. Tell Him your heart. Then do something really hard…. Leave it at the altar. Leave the fear, the anxiety, the bitterness, the frustration and the human reactions at the altar of the only One who can do something about it. Leave it with GOD! I’m not asking you to do this with everything, but with ONE thing. Over time it will become a habit and you will be able to give more to God.
My ONE THING that I’ve given up to God lately is finishing the never ending projects around this house. They are a daily issue with me. I want them all done NOW! I want my house to be the way I envisioned it. I WANT…. But I will trust in God’s plan.
So what ONE THING are you going to give up to God?