We Can't Outthink God
Hi, and thanks for joining me today on a 'Walk of Faith'!
Well, we made it! It's 2021 and I think we all hope that this year will be a lot better than this past year. But as we start a new year and think about all the hopes and dreams that it holds and how we're going to live into those in this coming year, what will guide you? What foundational principles will help you make good choices so that this year goes smoothly?
Let me suggest a passage that could be part of your arsenal; part of the place where you turn and be reminded of what's important as you think about that. This is from Proverbs chapter 3, verses 5 through 8. So listen to some of this common sense information that we get from Proverbs:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do and he will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are. Simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains."
Sounds good, doesn't it? That God will be with us each step of the way, if we don't think that we can outthink God. But rather, that God will show us exactly what we need when we need it if we just trust in him.
So for me at least, and hopefully for you, that's foundational level one, is to reaffirm, on a daily basis, my trust in God to not only be there, but to lead and guide me along the way, so that I might experience the healing of my wounds and the easing of my pains and as I get older there are more and more of them.
The simple thing I need to focus on, according to this passage, is that I just need to do what's right and not think of myself more highly than I ought. I don't know about you, but I can handle that, or at least work on it on a daily basis.
I'd be curious to see what you use as your guiding spiritual principles in living your life so that you have a wonderful 2021. So if you have an idea about that, you can let me know. But in the meantime, I would start here at least, in a way that will bring you great joy in 2021.
God's blessing to you all!
~ Pastor Kerry