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In All Ways


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Cornwall, England: Glendurgan Gardens

Cornwall, England: Glendurgan Gardens

Proverbs 3:5-8

In All Ways

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; in all your ways be mindful of God, and God will make straight your paths.  Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil; this will mean health for your flesh and vigor for your bones.

We need not over-simplify or over-complicate our relationship with God.  The formula for eternal success is simple: trust God, rely on God’s wisdom, practice humility, avoid what we know to be wrong, and love God with all that we have and all that we are.  This brings us peace and energy.  This brings us health and a wealth that cannot be measured.

God says: I know that when you are frightened or weary or confused you want to rely solely on your own resources and yet even your greatest stores have limits.  I am limitless. I know that when you are happy, relaxed and content you forget to invite me into your celebration and yet your joy is incomplete if you forget me.  I want to accompany you in your sorrow; I want to join you in your delight. Trust in me.  You need no other strength.  Believe in me.  You need no other god.  My strength and serenity have unbounded depth and breadth and height.  My love knows no bounds.  Your body, heart, mind and soul will rest well when they rest in me.

In all ways we are to be mindful of God for what we now see as crooked we will then see as straight.  In all ways we are to trust God for what we now experience as a labyrinth of sorrow we will come to know as the Kingdom of God.  In all ways let us turn to God.

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