We are truly thankful for the Declaration of Independence when our forefathers declared independence giving birth to the greatest nation on Earth. As Christians this is a great day to be reminded that the majority of the men responsible for the Declaration of Independence were truly depending upon God who miraculously brought our nation into existence.
So let us recognize our great need to be truly dependent on our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ for as the theme verse of the Psalms states: “I will cry unto God Most High, unto God that performs all things for me” (Psalm 57:2) we must in like manner turn our eyes upon Jesus recognizing that He wants His children to be fully dependent upon Him!
Making a fresh Declaration of Dependence upon the Lord, trusting in Him for all that we need, is a great way to celebrate our salvation. And, praying our key verses for this year is an effective way to give Him control: “Trust in the LORD with all thy heart, lean not unto thine own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverb 3:5, 6).
These two verses have proven to be effective over the centuries in guiding the lives of many of God’s people. Notice, first of all “Trust in the LORD with all thy heart” which is the same as saying “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22), “For without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Next, “Lean not unto thine own understanding”. When God is at work in our lives we may not always understand what He is doing or which way He is going but we must continue to “Trust Him with all our heart”.
“In all thy ways acknowledge Him” simply means being surrendered. He has promised to direct our steps if we are surrendered to Him which is just another way of saying “In all thy ways acknowledge Him”. The last phrase “And He shall direct thy paths” is a powerful promise to cling to when the way seems dark or distorted. If we are surrendered, count on it, He is directing…REGARDLESS! Therefore, let us, declare our complete dependence upon the Lord which is a life of joy and liberty as the Holy Spirit leads us according to the Word of God! Trust Him, Brethren, He will do exactly what He promised!
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