View From Purcell, Oklahoma: Daily Devotional: Boundaries Have A Purpose (1/1/12)

Daily Devotional: Boundaries Have A Purpose (1/1/12)

Proverbs 3:5-6: 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; don't rely on your own intelligence.

6 Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight.

Prayer Starter: God, I recognize the need for boundaries in my life. As I read Your Word, show how to apply Your healthy boundaries in my life today.

NOTE: These are from Joyce Meyers: Promises for Your Everyday Life - a Daily Devotional

 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsThan Maynard • January 01 2012 04:30PM

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Happy New Year!

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Than,  I lost count of how many times, just yesterday, I asked for help for the Lord. I ask because I trust and know that I will get the help I need.  Sometimes it is as simple as "where did I put ...?"  Happy New Year!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 7 years ago

Than, stopping by to wish you a happy and successful new year!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 7 years ago

Here is another take on Proverbs 3:5,6  When face with important decisions to make or distressing situations or resisting temptation, who do you rely on, yourself or do you rely on God? (Than I'm not pointing a finger at you)  Relying on our own intelligence can cause a person to be self reliant which in turn will and can lead to a downfall.

Case in point, remember King David on three occasions David was confronted with a situation, when  a neighboring nation kidnapped his wives and children and some of his men, he prayed for direction. 

When the Philistines tried to war against Israel, he prayed about it and received an answer from God.  The second time when they came back again, he could have reasoned I know what to do, he could have taken matters in his own hand but he didn't he prayed on the matter each time and he was glad that he did because on the 3rd occasion the instruction he received from God were different.  Had he not prayed about it he probably would of been defeated by the Philistines.

That's why it is so very important to not rely on our own intelligence but rely on the Creator when face with making decisions, or distressing situations or, avoiding temptation.

Posted by Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA over 7 years ago

Dee:That is one thing I have a problem with (Asking God's help with EVERYTHING). I was taught to be self reliant and it seems 'lazy' for me to ask God for help with everything I do. I am slowly realizing that is what I am supposed to do. Of course asking God for help does not mean it will turn out the way you want.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 7 years ago

True, even if the solution that we want does not turn out the way we want it too, the answer to our prayers may be that we should endure the situation with God's help.  And too, it depends on what we are asking for and the motive behind it.

Here is another point,  Jesus taught us a prayer that will be hear by God.  It is called the Lord's Prayer, people say it by rote but we shouldn't repeat every word verbatim, because in another scripture (Matt. 6:7) we are told not to say the same thing over and over again thinking that we will be heard by God. 

Jesus was teaching us what to pray for, and he gave us priorities, things that should come first in our prayers but in our own words with meaning and conviction and in a heartfelt respectful way.

Posted by Dee Mayers, San Gabriel Valley, CA over 7 years ago

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