roll your way to the Lord
Thank you for all the encouragement last week. I had so much fun reading through all the comments. I told Joel that this is one of the first times in my life that I have actually felt "funny". I'm a pretty serious person. He usually is the one that is making everyone laugh. So thank you for the boost in my self-esteem. :) And sorry for the misleading post title. There are no babies to announce around here. I think I will enjoy my sleep just a little bit longer...I have nine months to catch up on! :) But all joking aside I really do consider it a privilege to hold my babies...even in the middle of the night.
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My boys are starting to play together more and it is so fun to watch them.
Levi is all boy and not very gentle when he plays so I have been trying to teach him how he can sit and roll the ball to Griffin. You know, instead of throwing it right in his face. It usually works for a few glorious minutes and then he is back to saying "Catch this, Griffers!". Oh my.
Anyway, as I have watched that ball roll out of my boys' hands I have been reminded of a verse that was shared at a woman's retreat I attended a few months ago.
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight and 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 (Amplified Bible)
The speaker said that the word commit (in the original translation) means "roll". She said in essence we are rolling our way to the Lord. We have to first do everything in our power and then we have to let go and trust Him. Just like you would do as you let go of a ball to roll it. I liked that analogy.
I don't like the "rolling" part. It is hard to let go. I like to feel like I am in control. And I don't like when I can't see the big picture and it doesn't make sense with my understanding or what I had planned. But as we roll our way to the Lord, may we know, recognize, and acknowledge Him. He promises to direct and make straight and plain our paths. What an awesome promise.
How do we learn of God's sufficiency in our lives? We trust in the Lord's ways.
What are you holding on to today?
Will you roll your way to the Lord?
Notes from Mel Tunney's Life and Breath Conference.
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We are on Day 23 of the 30 Day Challenge. I struggled a little bit to find that quiet time over the weekend as we were out of town for a wedding...but I am pressing on. My time with the Lord has been a huge blessing as I make Him the priority of my days. How are you doing?