Thursday, June 28, 2012

A VERY BENEFICIAL PROCEDURE

I have a question for you and a teaching for myself.  Do you desire to be a person who is honest, lawful, upright, just, agreeable, level-headed?  If you are inclined to seek after these qualities in your life's journey as ways to be remembered and ways to serve your God then I have some brotherly advice, in Christ, that will aide you in this quest.

  1. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart"
  2. "Lean not on your own understanding"
  3. "In ALL your ways acknowledge Him"
".......and He will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

Besides what is listed to you in my question above, the phrase "make your paths straight" has a flavor of someone who "shoots straight from the hip".  This is a direct, but sincere individual who will tell you the truth about all things and is good to have on your team in pressure situations.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart" means to surrender every part of your life to God.  It is hard sometimes, but "all" means all (everything).  God will work with you and on you.  Remember - "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus," (Romans 8:1).

"Lean not on your own understanding" means that you acknowledge you Do Not Know It All!  It also means you seek the right kind of advice for your situation.  But most importantly - "seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33)

"In ALL your ways acknowledge Him" means to live your life in the way that would make it possible to give God credit, all the time, privately and publicly.  "If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." (Romans 14:8)  

If you aspire to these characteristics in your personality because you lack these or to enhance these because God has already blessed you with them then allow God to do the transforming within you BY following the three steps above.  You'll see it truly is a very beneficial procedure!  God bless you in your walk with Him.