Direction for our Christian Lives:
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
This is of the heart, not the head.
If we will only acknowledge Him is all our ways…He will direct our paths.
And acknowledge here, means that we are to see Him in everything concerning our lives.
Good things, bad things, we are to “see” that Christ knows about it and about us being in this situation.
Then, even though we know this, we are to tell Him about everything in it: our side, and wants concerning it; and the other side as well.
You can tell this is of the heart: who, but someone who really wants the Lord’s direction, would do this?
To have this direction aright, we must do this in everything, not just the big important things, but the little everyday things, as well.
Because this is the fellowship that is offered us, as we go along with Jesus.
It is constant fellowship.
But when we think this is of the head:
We can “lean on our own understanding” pretty easily. We have intelligence, and we are here in the situation; who better to figure this out?
We all know how this turns out!
Real direction comes to us by the Holy Spirit within us. That is a matter of the heart, again, not the head.
You ask for direction, then you hear His Voice. Light comes. In your heart, you quickly remove anything that would hinder your fellowship with Him, for fellowship is mutual sharing.
The Light brings the knowledge of what pleases Him in this situation; and you do it. And you also know what displeases Him, and turn away from it. When we know what to do, we should obey Him.
It is also the path we take, that He directs:
Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the the desert.”
There is no place or time He does not know, and does not make preparation for.
Isaiah 42:16 “And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.”
God sees to us, and to our path, as we acknowledge Him in all our ways, and seek His direction for our lives.