Psalms 119:130 says: “The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light, their unfolding gives understanding to the simple.” Maybe you like me don’t want to be called simple. Yet, there is so much about God’s Word which I do not claim and do as The Bible teaches us. That is what makes me simple and each of us. In reality, if we (I) would just follow God’s lead and not fear, fret, worry about the outcome–that would be simple. I try to manipulate what I do for God and in response to God attempting to make it more comfortable for me. I forget at these moments that God is in control and I don’t want to be. These simple manipulations are disallowing God to have all the control.
Today, as I “entered” the scripture above and God began to “unfold” it, I told Him I no longer want to be controlling the day to day living. I truly want to be surrendered totally to His Leading in my life and all the steps I’m to take each day in my life. The understanding that God promises will not come about unless I take the steps He asks me to take while I am responding obediently to the unfolding of His Word to me and through His Holy Spirit’s nudges.
I’m on day 2 of claiming yesterday’s scripture. I had to read it several times during the day reminding me to surrender fear and claim “the sound mind”. This sound mind keeps me from becoming “simple” and doing things my way.