Trust in the LORD
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (HCSB)
Reflecting on our worship time yesterday, I am so grateful to God for the sermon Pastor Chris preached. Mind you, at the beginning of the sermon I was having a hard time focusing. Usually, I take sermon notes on my iPad, but this time I wasn’t really “feeling it.” And then, it happened.
Ethan leaned in and asked me if he could take notes on my iPad. Sigh. Stab of guilt. “Sure. Why don’t we go back and forth. You write one note, I’ll write the next.” I tuned in to what my Pastor was saying, and there was the exact message that I needed to hear. God is smarter than we are. Trust Him. God’s path is better than our path. Trust Him. The call, yet again, to daily submit how I raise my kids to God, submit my ministry choices to God, submit my relationships to God, submit my will to God, my finances, my feelings, my marriage, and my priorities.
It was so encouraging to see him typing out not only the main points that Chris preached on, but also some of His thoughts on what God was saying:
“You need God to live life right.”
“You must always, even when you are not struggling, search for God’s wisdom and strength.”
“God is at work in ways we can’t see”
There are Sundays that I feel like I’ve done nothing but corral my children during sermon time, remind them to listen, and lead them to focus on God’s Word. It is a work of God’s grace that we have reached the point where my son has led me to do the same.