Friday, May 16, 2014

Daily Thought For May 16, 2014

Trusting God With All Our Strength

TRUST IN ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND MIND, AND DO NOT LEAN ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will make your path straight. Such complete and utter confidence in Me has been your goal for years, but you continue to struggle with this. The main culprit is your mind's ravenous appetite for understanding, fueled by a strong desire to feel in control of your life. You want to trust Me wholeheartedly, but you feel stuck.

Beloved, your desire to rely on Me wholly is a worthy goal. Now also believe that I am providing training through your life experiences, and that many of the difficulties you encounter are designed to help in this endeavor. Allow Me to do this supernatural work in your heart.

The Holy Spirit will help you think trusting thoughts, but He requires your cooperation. Instead of relying on your understanding to help you feel in control, ask My Spirit to control your mind. Then, wait confidently to see results. As you look to Me trusting Me, talking with Me ― I straighten out the path before you.

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. ― PROVERBS 3:5-6  

Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.  ― PSALM 37:5  

The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. ―ROMANS 8:6 

from Jesus Lives by Sarah Young pp. 98-99