Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Romans 3:5-6 (NIV)
“In all your ways submit to him”. This phase rings in our heads over and over again… And in yours? You ask yourself: God, am I including you in my decisions? In every area that I manage?
• Take a moment and make a checklist of all your management areas.
• Now, go to each one and ask: God, do I include You here?
Be silent and quietly allow His response to be heard. By meditating on this act of “In all your ways submit to him”, we conclude: it is an act of trust.
When you include Him in every area of your life, you are telling Him:
• I do not have any doubt! You are never wrong!
• Your ideas are better than mine!
• You broaden my way of thinking. You give me wisdom, intelligence, grace and prudence. Psalm 119:32
• When I distance myself from You, I can do nothing! Not that I am a “fool” or “stupid”- but the truth is that things work out better with You. For example: I can think of 100 ways to do something, but You give me more than 600 ways to improve or fix something. John 15:1-8
• Difficult situations are better spent with You. You promise to be by my side. You give me strength to go through them, to come out of them with joy and to be transformed.
By living like this, you really believe what He says is true: “My ways and my thoughts are higher than yours” (Isaiah 55:8,9)
We would like to encourage you to ask, in the following days, throughout the day: God, what do You think of this? Pay attention to His response and pay attention to your will. Exercise your trust; strengthen your relationship with God!
Lord, let this reader and I be “All for One”, and may we learn to truly submit our ways to Your ways.
This is the fifth in the “Trust in God” series of blog posts and is provided by Hector and Margarita Rivas, leaders at our Guatemalan partner, Casa del Alfarero (Potter’s House).