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Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6


The focus this week in my class "Cleansing Streams" was about learning to commit everything to God.

So often in our walk with the Lord we quickly forget that he needs to be the leader, and you the follower. When you commit everything to God you can not do so half heartedly. I myself tend to try and take lead, and that very action always leads me down a wrong path. Allowing him to have full reign is really essential in your walk with God. Trusting that he should and will direct your path is so very important.

Another thing i learned was that when you turn it all over to him you will keep growing, experience rest and shine His light to those around you.

I learned that if i keep all problems, and direction (what I should commit to God) in my hands "I get what I can do.... my ability, my talent, my effort, my energy, my strength, and my reasoning."

If I put things in others hands (another human person such as my husband)"I get what others can do... their gifting and abilities may be different from mine, but it is still going to be limited to the best they can do."

If I give everything to God.. "I get what God can do."

I have loved the Lord most of my life, but I have never truly trusted him fully. I have never allowed him to carry all my burdens, or even all my everyday doings, for fear that I was not able to run my own life and that it would be looked upon by others as a weakness.

Now I realize that it is not weakness at all to give over all I was, all I am, and all I can be to the Lord. It is having enough wisdom and maturity to see that I am nothing when I walk alone. When I walk with in the light of God I am everything.......

8 comments:

Deb said...

I thought I left a comment here. Hmmm....

Mayeb it didn't go through the word verification.

In any event, I expressed that I liked the idea of cleansing streams.

Mike Golch said...

I like the idea of cleansing streams as well.I aslo believe in useing the Serenity Prayer(as posted on my site) daily. We all have the paths that we walk laid out by God some of us have different paths and ways to walk them,all led my him.

Mimi said...

If we just turn our problems over to God and leave them there He will take them and turn them into something good...But I have a tendency to keep worrying about them...and trying to handle them myself...thus getting in God's way..and interfering with God's plan...
thank you Mysti for this wonderful post..
Mimi

'Tart said...

How utterly true. Especially the parts of if we leave ourselves to a trusted other, we are leaving ourselves to THEIR talents and abilities, human and all.

So hard to hand it over to the Lord, or else there wouldn't be lessons on it, I know you know. Such a good sounding program that you are involved with.

Your positivity and faith is so welcome on the web. You are smart to share this and many of us need it. I look forward to our times and the sharing that you do of your knowledge. You have become that shining light for others in many ways.:):):):)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Mysti,

This is my first time here. I found you though another blog- Yesterday, today & tomorrow. I'm sorry to say that I can't stay, and read your blog. I have a very old computer, and the "music picks" is affecting it. :o(

Also this is the 4th time have had tried to leave a comment. Hope it works. You edit tools are also visible to me. And they shouldn't be.

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hey Mysti:
Thanks for your visit and comment, and you’re very welcome to copy and use it as you like. I get a lot of e-mails with words of wisdom and stories that I feel could bring a spark to others so I blog them. You are welcome to check in on me anytime… I hope this finds you and yours well and in good spirits…. JD

Denise said...

I find that I leave my heartaches and care to Him this morning and by afternoon they have crept back into my mind.... and it is ok to give it to Him again..... My heart is so in love with Him but my mind has the old man's tendencies..... I need to renew it daily.....

Nice to meet you,,, I came over here from Mimi.........

Jo said...

This is a challenge that most people face. It is so very human of us all to have to be "In Charge". I think most of us yoyo back and forth in this area. We offer it all up to God and ask Him to lead..... Then down the road we decide we can handle things ourselves and try to lead only to fall on our faces. With that then we offer it all up to God yet one more time. I admire the people that are wise enough to offer their lives up to God and leave it be.

Blessing to you...