It's my privilege to bring you a devotion today during our 14 Days of Devotion, and today, the theme of my devotion is having a posture of leaning in. Now, I know that that's controversial and contradictory to anything that any physio or chiropractor has ever told you but stay with me and let me explain. The scripture I'm referring to today is from Proverbs 3:5-6, that says;
"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. That scripture says to lean not on our own understanding.”
So what that tells me is, that if we're not leaving on what we know, that we need to rely on and lean on God. You see, having a posture of leaning in is not actually lazy. It's not passive. Leaning is actually a verb, and it's quite active. You see, when we're tired or fatigued, sometimes we'll lean on a chair or lean on a wall to take the pressure off our body. But even when we're leaning on a wall, or on a chair, our core muscles and our core organs are still working and functioning to ensure that we stay upright, that we stay alive and that we stay breathing. And it's the same when we live a life of faith.
The Bible says to cast our cares upon God. That is when we lean on him, and we rely on him, and we take the pressure off. You see, that verse also says that when we trust and lean on God, that He will make our path straight, that He's responsible for the ultimate outcome. So when we rely on Him and lean on Him, we're actually taking the pressure off ourselves. And all we need to do is engage our core faith muscles, to keep us upright and to keep us fruitful. Those core faith muscles are praying, reading the Word, spending time in prayer, spending time with God seeking after him. And so I want to encourage you today in your own life, make sure you have a posture of leaning, lean on God, but do what we need to do, take responsibility for our part, and God will take care of the rest.
I hope that encourages you today. And if you haven't yet registered for Revival Nights, why don't you do that now? Be blessed.