Pro.3:5 – TPT – Trust in the Lord completely,
and do not rely on your own opinions.
With all your heart rely on him to guide you,
and he will lead you in every decision you make.
I want to share a passage from Proverbs 3 from the Passion Translation today. Verse 5 has two short but extremely powerful thoughts. First, trust in the Lord completely. What exactly would that look like? I have actually been working on this for the last forty-five years. I think I still need to sort out what trusting completely looks like. Trusting Him when everything seems to be going my way is one thing, trusting Him when Katrina comes knocking at your door is another thing entirely. The second thought in this verse is don’t rely on your own opinions. I would say that is definitely easier said than done. What helps me with both of these instructions is this, draw close to the Lord, get to know Him intimately, then I will see His love for me and trust Him to sort out the intricacies of my life. Actually the next verse says exactly that.
VS.6 – “Become intimate with him in whatever you do,
and he will lead you wherever you go.”
That is the solution, intimacy with God. From that place of intimacy we trust Him more. From that place of trust it is easier to follow His lead.
The next verse I want to share is verse 9 and 10.
“Glorify God with all your wealth,
honoring him with your very best, with every increase that comes to you. Then every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy!”
So this is where the Lord gets extremely personal with us. He wants that intimacy to include the financial part of your life. We all know that we don’t just bring anybody into our financial world. Allowing intimacy with God to extend to our possessions is extremely important and rewarding. When He comes on the scene He brings His wisdom, His influence, and His unlimited source of provision. Knowing Him intimately makes tithing a no-brainer. I bring in the first portion of my harvest and He takes it and multiplies it back into my life. Then that last part of verse 10 comes into play, “every dimension of your life will overflow with blessings from an uncontainable source of inner joy!”