It’s easy to get caught up in your daily tasks. Go here, work there. Our lives are often scheduled. Our lives are dictated to us a by a predetermined plan. Many occupations allow freedom of scheduling, but many do not. If you have a schedule that seems unchanged or if you determine your daily schedule, this devotional is for you.
Proverbs 3:5 tells us, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. This verse is quoted often by Christian leaders and teachers. It’s a great verse to memorize and live by. The next verse, however, is equally as challenging. It says, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
The Hebrew word for acknowledge simply means to know. So, in our english it would be, In all your ways, know Him. The word can mean discern, distinguish, perceive, and others. In short, God wants us to have Him as our focus throughout the day. We are to know Him.
Have you ever had a situation when a person walks in a room and suddenly everything’s different. Their presence alone changed the atmosphere. As soon as they walked in, conversation changed course, or people smiled, or grew happy, or people grimaced, or someone fled from the room in terror. You understand my meaning. The prescence of of certain people, change our actions and the atmosphere in general.
It’s the same with God. When we invite the thought of Him in our lives, our lives will be changed. Our life will be changed by the presence of Christ. When you invite God’s presence into your life, your worries cannot remain. God will comfort you by Himself and you will know a peace that can only be known by Him.
But let’s take another look at the Scripture. God promises that if we think on Him (know Him) throughout the day, he will direct our paths. Going back to our original thoughts, whether our lives are scheduled down to the detail or not, God can still direct us. There is a difference between accomplishing something through Christ’s power and simply getting it done because you must. I challenge you, acknowledge Him. Think on Christ. Ask Him to be a driving force in your week. God has the power to direct your paths in ways you could have never imagined. You will find your work a joy and your tasks to be a ministry. Won’t you acknowledge Him today?