Sunday Devotional – Acknowledge Him
This week has not gone well, in terms of things that I set out to accomplish. I can actually say, for the first time in months, that the family is not on the brink of some major disaster/illness/breakdown.
We’re only a week into the year, and I’m already so behind. How am I already half a week behind on my Bible reading?
I found myself sitting in my chair on Saturday, saying, “God, I tried so hard this week. I got up on time, I tried to get at least something done every day, but nothing seemed to work.”
He said, “YOU tried. You never surrendered to me.”
And I really wanted to hit my head on the desk at that point.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
Every day last week, I made up a list of what I thought I needed to get done. Everyday, I failed to ask God what He needed me to get done, and every day I failed miserably.
So this week, I’m going to read my Bible before I turn on the computer. This week, I’m going to ask Him what HE has for me to do that day, before making a list of what I think needs to be done.
This week, I will attempt to make these my theme:
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. ~ Matthew 6:33 NKJV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1 NKJV
Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:9 NKJV