Crumbs
October 21, 2020
342. Week of Twenty First Sunday after Trinity - Friday
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding
          Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.   Proverbs 3:5,6
          You would always like to do the right thing whenever you undertake anything. Isn't that so? - whatever will insure you true success and God's blessing. How must you go about this? Use proper forethought and calm deliberation in everything. An old adage warns against "doing things with haste and repenting at leisure." Hence make good use of the understanding God has given you. But do not "rely on your own understanding"; do not trust in it. For the sphere of your understanding, though it be ever so keen, is limited. You cannot comprehend all things. A thousand contingencies may arise to upset your shrewdest calculations. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and in a truly childlike manner beseech Him to guide you and direct your paths. And be His dear child through faith in your Saviour, in order that you may be able fully to trust in Him and to call upon Him and to pray to Him in a manner becoming a child. Yes, and in all your ways, in all your undertakings, acknowledge Him who is your dear Father to be your God, and always let it be your foremost concern to do what is well pleasing to Him, avoiding everything that displeases Him. Then He will direct your paths. Then you will be sure of always doing the right thing, the thing that will bring you true success and God's blessing. Don't you think, my dear Christian, that your heavenly Father will direct your paths better than you are able to do? Therefore, trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.
          PRAYER: - O my dear Heavenly Father, be with me in all my ways, and direct my paths for my welfare in time and eternity. You will do it, for You have promised it. But it is also Your will that I should trust in You and acknowledge You in all my ways. Grant me Your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of childlike trust, that I may gladly do this, and walk those paths that are well pleasing to You. And then bless me, my dear Father, and let me prosper in whatever I may undertake, for Jesus' sake. Amen.

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