trust in the LORD with all your heart

Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.

6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

A simple instruction. Yet easily forgotten.

I find it’s all too easy to ignore His sound advice and fall back on my own counsel.

Yet He will “make straight [my] paths” if I “acknowledge” Him.

He “leads me in paths of righteousness” (Psalm 23:3).


prayer : thank you LORD for your guidance

action : trust Him

a pure heart

“The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” 1 Timothy 1:5 (ESV)

What a challenge. To be so changed by Christ that we love others the way He loves us.

It’s important to note that love does not come from performing good works or observing the law.

It comes from an internal transformation brought about by the gospel of Christ.

It is a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith that that produces love.


prayer : that God will purify my heart, convict and forgive me of my sin, and strengthen my faith so that my “love may abound more and more” (Philippians 1:9)

action : confess my self-centredness and seek God’s forgiveness