Practices

7.1 – Assurance of Guidance – Proverbs 3:5-6

Memorize Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (NRSV).

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight (NIV).

Reflect on Proverbs 3:5-6

  • Read Proverbs 3 in the NRSV, the NIV, or The MESSAGE.
  • Who are we to trust?  How are we to trust?
  • When I am not trusting God, who/what am I trusting?
  • Reflect on the following quote:
    The mission is God's.  We are joining in with God's activity, not God with ours … .  To forget this is make our practices an idol. God becomes controlled by our programs and expectations and thus no god at all (Pete Ward, God at the Mall: Youth Ministry that Meets Kids Where They're At, [Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999], page 99).