“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
It’s official. I am bored. I am never bored. But, when you can’t drive, can only use 1.5 arms, have to strategically time showers that you aren’t actually supposed to be taking yet (doubt my doctor is reading this :)) and have low social stamina, there aren’t a ton of options! I have so much more compassion for my sweet friend Julie, who was on bed rest with Cole for 13 weeks!
Well, anyway, I was sorta moping around the house, eating pistachio nuts (new discovery=amazing snack) when I read this wonderful dose of truth from a blog I like to read from time to time…
“Take one step at a time, every step under Divine warrant and direction. Ever plan for yourself in simple dependence on God. It is nothing less than self-idolatry to conceive that we can carry on even the ordinary matters of the day without his counsel. He loves to be consulted…Consider no circumstances too clear to need his direction. In all thy ways, small as well as great; in all thy concerns, personal or relative, temporal or eternal, let him be supreme. Who of us has not found the unspeakable ‘peace’ of bringing to God matters too minute or individual to be entrusted to the most confidential ear?… If in true poverty of spirit we go every morning to our Lord, as knowing not how to guide ourselves for this day; our eye constantly looking upward for direction, the light will come down. He shall direct thy paths…. Let the will be kept in a quiet, subdued, cheerful, readiness, to move, stay, retreat, turn to the right hand or to the left, at the Lord’s bidding; always remembering that is best which is least our own doing, and that a pliable spirit ever secures the needful guidance…. No step well prayed over will bring ultimate regret.” ~Charles Bridges (SOURCE)
Just what I needed for this ordinary Tuesday.