You Cannot Trust Yourself

Trust not in yourself or in any of your devices (mind, bodily impulses, thoughts, and most definitely not the heart), even in matters you think may be small, but lean on the Lord for everything and put all of your trust in Him.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Trusting in yourself is like walking through a dark cave with only the candlelight as your guide. Some passages you will see, many you will miss; some sharp edges you can avoid, others you will run into blindly. Trust in the Lord wholeheartedly, little one; He will shine the sun throughout the entire cave, illuminating every crevice such that darkness could not even hide within the smallest cracks.

A man that chooses to trust in his own devices in even the slightest way is also like a man digging a hole searching for water. He may find a little water, but only for a short while, for he will surely have to dig again as soon as the last hole dries up. This he will continue to do all of his life. Meanwhile, a river flows endlessly right behind him, merely a few yards away, but he does not see it because his stubbornness has taken him.

Let the Lord lead you, dear child, lest you’d like to find yourself digging for a lifetime for only a few drops of water, when you could have had an instant and endless supply, no digging required.

Who Do You Serve?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment. (Matthew 22:37-40)

Little love, are you truly following your Lord with all of your heart, mind, and soul? Or is there even just a sliver of you that you have not yet yielded to the Lord and have reserved somewhere else…?

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)

What is the “mammon” you could be holding onto, dear child, and why won’t you just let it go? It will free you more than you can possibly ever imagine! For you could never know what it is like to have wings or float across the sky like the clouds do until you give it all (yes! All) up for Him!

What is it that could be keeping you from serving the Lord with everything you have to offer? Is it sleep? Is it food? Could it be your fears? Perhaps a physical thing? Or your speech? (Yes, even the things you talk about count, too – He wants to, and deserves to be, in all parts of your conversation. What else could you possibly talk about and get lasting Joy from? Nothing! I implore you to try, if you don’t believe me, and see how long before your cup of man-made joy tips over! I can assure you, it won’t be very long!)

Don’t you know He seeks after your whole heart because He loves you with Everything He has? Would you think it is right and just to be loved with everything by another and then to only give a partial love in return? (Only a lying or fooled heart could say yes.)

And what loving father wouldn’t want all of a child’s love? Or what father desires to see his child running off somewhere else instead of running into his arms to seek guidance or gifts from him when it is he who knows what is best for his child?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11-12)

Don’t you know the more you “love” everything else less and love Him more, the more He will bless you now and when His Kingdom comes? For which do you think has the greater value – the treasures of the earth that were made from dust and to dust will return, or the Treasures of Heaven that last for eternity?

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)

Trust me when I say, give Him all of you. He has so much Love to give you and so many Blessings He wants to share with you, so many delightful Surprises He is ready to plant for you because you are so dear to Him, little lamb, in much the same way His Love is (and should be) dear to you!

But if you don’t seek Him, with every piece of your heart, you’ll never know all of the Beautiful Gifts He has stored for you…and to pass them up would be the most regrettable thing you’ll ever do….

Oh, Holy Spirit…

Every Word You speak bears Life and Good Fruit. I pray every word imparted to each guest that comes seeking Your Life Water is only from You and not from any part of my flesh. It is Your Will, not my will, that will be done, and Your Words, not my words, that will be spoken.

Let all know the Great Pearls of Wisdom planted here are Gifts from You that You have graciously blessed me with and have called me to share. I pray You continue to bless me with Your Wisdom. Make me lowly and as humble, obedient, tender, and wise as Daniel.

Let all know I am just a vessel and nothing more, chosen by You so You can execute Your Will through me and speak through me. You are the Worthy One, my Lord. All glory and all credit goes to You. I am just a clay pot, but You are the Beautiful Flower I hold inside.

Let this Home bring the Light and Truth, the Hope and Love that so many of our little ones are starving for. Bless them, Father, and let them be filled and come for more. If any are blind, let them see; if any are deaf, let them hear. And if any hearts are hardened, make them soft.

Let all who come receive You and come to know All of You. Let not one soul that enters this Home be lost or fall away.

I deliver everything into Your Hands, Lord God. Wash me, purify and sanctify me for Your Work, consecrating me to You and making me holy as You are Holy.

Thank You for hearing my prayer, Father. Blessed be Your Holy Name forever.

In the Precious Name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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