Running the other way!
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own
understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Last Thursday afternoon, Carter, Ammon, and I were playing outside. For some
reason, Ammon wanted to play “Catch me” around our fruit trees (a VERY RARE occurrence)that are between our house and our field, and both Ammon and Carter started
running in that direction. I simply said, “Stop where you are! Let me look
around the trees to make sure there are no snakes or ants.” They stopped, and I
quickly ambled through the trees. As I rounded my last tree and looked back to
give the “Coast is clear!” call, Ammon and Carter were running up to the swing
set and the barn where other problems could be lurking.
The Proverb I shared at the beginning came to mind. Like I did for Carter and Ammon, God is constantly directing and clearing the way for us if we will only listen to Him; however, we choose to run off in another direction!
I know I needed to read, meditate on, and make a better application of this
Proverb because I want to go where God has cleared the way and not run my way.
I hope this Proverb helps you out today, and that you have and enjoy a blessed
Monday and week.