Guys, overcast skies at the beach are deceptive. Definitely came home from this bachelorette weekend with a couple red areas.
We ate, we laughed, we sunned, we shopped, we relaxed. Caffeine was involved to get me there and back.
The mornings consisted of a couple miles and some Bible-reading for me, refreshing my body and my soul.
I truly believe that knowing Scripture in the heart is a way that God communicates with His children. As I was running, reading, listening, chatting, this weekend I kept coming back to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” I hadn’t recently read it or anything, but it was a verse that shed light on and strengthened my pensive heart. I’ve always wanted to explore what all the second part could mean: lean not on your own understanding.
Don’t always trust your feelings? Your heart can be deceitful, so go to the Bible first? Don’t believe the lie that you aren’t strong enough? Ask God for the correct perspective/eyes to see a situation?
My own understanding… it’s flawed, it’s human. It can be easily discouraged, distracted, distorted. Maybe it’s a command from God to come to Him first with confusion + fear + mistakes, to seek His words on a topic, to trust His character in a circumstance. A command to not do out of my own strength, but to invite Him in.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. I’m going to put my trust somewhere, that is inevitable. I don’t want to give God only pieces of my trusting heart, but all of it.
So this morning, I ask His Spirit to help me be aware of my leaning. To nudge my heart toward God when I’m tempted to lean on my own understanding or ability.
What do you think about that verse? Does it mean something different to you?
PS – Where has the act of putting fruit in my water been all my life? Have I been in a hole? It’s marvelous.