Today’s readings are:
- 1 Kings 19-20
- John 7
- Proverb 3
- Psalms 99-101
Lately a friend of mine has been going through the sometimes arduous process of purchasing a home. This usually is quite involved and contains a great deal of confusion and chaos (and extra cost) working up to getting everything in order.
Knowing this, we’ve been in agreement that God would take care of working it all out. No strife, no chaos. It would just work out the way it was supposed to for her and her family.
Of course I must add, this is after being sure this was what they were supposed to do. If you don’t do that, anything the enemy throws at you will get you questioning yourself and your decisions and get you into a place of fear instead of faith.
Always keep in mind that even if you make a wrong choice with the right intentions, God can get you back on track, so no panicking!
While my friend and I watched this process and watch God work, something came out in one of our conversations, the phrase “Miraculous Straightenings”. I had no idea where this came from in the scriptures when I wrote it to my friend, but I knew it was from God. So I futzed around a few days trying to figure out where this was in the bible. Knowing in my “knower” that it was Word. I looked up in my concordances the word “Straight” for the KJV and NKJV and nothing was what I was looking for.
Then doing this mornings readings I found it!
First let’s look at it in NKJV since that is what I was reading.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (NKJV)
I immediately knew this was it when I read it, but no word there says “straighten”.
I remembered a study I did on this proverb and I remember that the word “DIRECT” in verse 6 means “straighten or clear” in the hebrew. So I looked it up again in my Strong’s Concordance and sure enough…..THERE IT WAS!!
Here it is in the Amplified Version.
Proverbs 3:5-6Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. (AMP)
So be looking for “Miraculous Straightenings” in your life in every day things.
He promises them to you and the only thing required is that you press into obeying the standards in verse 5. Trust in HIM! Why? Because HE is going to do the straightening, you just do what you are supposed to and clearing the way is His job! 🙂
Oh and BTW, my friend’s home buying adventure went smoothly with lots of “Miraculous Straightenings”!! Glory!!!
Scripture quotations marked “AMP” are taken from The Amplified Bible, Old Testament copyright � 1965, 1987 by the Zondervan Corporation and The Amplified New Testament copyright � 1958, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations marked “NKJV” are taken from The New King James Version / Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville : Thomas Nelson Publishers., Copyright � 1982. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
amen and glory!
See also: Isaiah 40:4, Isaiah 42:16, Isaiah 45:2, and Luke 3:5!!!
LOL why am I not surprised *you* have the list?
Hahaha!! Well, the thing is though, that I hadn’t really related Proverbs 3:5-6 to God straightening our paths yet! LOVE it!!
hahahah!! God rocks!!!