Read Dr. David Jeremiah Daily Devotional for today June 19 2023: He Leadeth Me!
SCRIPTURE: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6.
Most Jesus followers understand something about trusting the Lord, acknowledging Him, and seeking His paths. But what does it mean to “lean not on your own understanding”? It means we shouldn’t try to do anything on our own. We shouldn’t try to figure things out on our own without consulting God, giving Him every aspect of the decision and letting Him guide our thoughts. When we live independently of God, it’s impossible to exercise wisdom. The Lord wants us to use our brains and to ponder our decisions, but not on our own! He wants us to use our sanctified minds.
Making decisions is an integral part of life. As Christians, we seek to make wise decisions that honor God. It’s through seeking His guidance that we are able to do just that. We make decisions prayerfully. We make decisions that don’t go against Scripture. We make decisions with the inner peace of sensing His guidance.
Whatever decisions you face today, ask God to lead and direct you.
His faithful follower I would be, for by His hand He leadeth me.
J. H. Gilmore
Credit : Turning Point Ministries