I’m not sure I communicated well the significance of what happened in the incident I wrote about yesterday.
- I realized I had a question/ problem I didn’t know what to do about.
- I started looking for a solution by doing an internet search.
- I became dissatisfied with the information I found.
- I turned my thoughts toward God’s Word, and opened my Bible to search.
- The dissatisfaction left me, and was replaced with confidence that I was on the right path, and joy at the goodness of God for directing me there.
- (I still don’t know the answers, btw)
I was looking first to man’s wisdom for the answers, when I should have remembered Mathew 6:33.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
What gave me so much delight was that when I opened Proverbs and started reading, I knew God was directing my path.
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
My burden is that readers of this blog are motivated to seek God first, too, because I believe He keeps his promises. I also want to turn the attention to God’s Word when I am looking for help with my children. God’s Word will change them and me. The practical stuff like feeding and sleeping survival, that’s fun to share. The solutions I have found might be helpful for your family, but the biblical principles will remain the same. That’s where the value lies. When we ask for advice (or search on the internet), may we ask first, “Does God have anything to say about this?” That’s a large part of how we “acknowledge him.”
With that, go read your Bible. Me too.