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A Daily Devotion for Friday January 12

Proverbs 3:5-6


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.


In order to trust in the Lord and submit to Him, we need to be in active communication. This is a part of my life which always needs improvement. If I am not listening for Him, how will I know when He has answered me? Often God will answer my prayer by placing a solution in my path, or an idea into my head. But how many answers have I missed because I was not listening?


Holy Lord, you are always there, listening to my concerns and prayers, and helping me to find my way. Help me to remember to be listening, always intent on hearing from you. I am yours. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Gil
Gil
Jan 13
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Proverbs 3:5-6


Our topic this week is Surrender. I think the key to surrender is trust. When we have total trust in something or someone, surrender becomes the next step. There are so many verses in the Bible about trust and many hymns about trusting God. This alone should show us the importance of understanding and trusting ourselves to this wonderful God.


Prayer: Gracious God, May I always trust you to keep me on the right path. Amen

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Friday, January 12th, 2024

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.


Again one of my more favorite verses. Leaning on God as I begin each new day, my personal breath prayers throughout the day for the simple or the more serious problems , and thanking him for his promises at the end of this same day, is a truth I can believe in. God does speak to us through many means, by His Word. By other people and the Holy Spirit to guide us. The Bible is the word of God, and it is completely sufficient to…


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Tom
Tom
Jan 12

Proverbs 3:5-6

One cannot lean on two different things at the same time. Solomon advises us, “lean not on your own understanding.” His lesson is one I often fail to carry out. Impressed as I am with my own understanding I will embark on a path that becomes so convoluted and confusing, only God can make it straight. Had I heeded Scripture, trusted and submitted to God’s will by being more intentional about listening for God’s prompting, my path would have been much straighter from its beginning.


Prayer - Faithful God, I ask forgiveness for being headstrong and leaning on my own understanding as often as I do. You correct me, but never show contempt toward my disobedience. I must…


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