Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

Psalm 37:4 “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart”

As a proud people, we often assume that God is on our side.  We seek to bend His will to match our will.  We mask our questionable actions with Godly pretenses and justify our stubborn desires with an air of moral superiority.  We do so while failing to ask the real question:  “Are we on His side?”  It is this reminder from President Abraham Lincoln that is the real query of importance.

In order for our thoughts to be established in the proper way, we must first commit our works to the Lord.  We must ask – are we on His side?  In order for the desires of our hearts to be properly prioritized, we must first delight ourselves in the Lord.  We must ask – are we on His side?  A proper heart and a proper mind come first through obedience.  They come through the repeated asking of the question – are we on His side?  Once we commit ourselves to being on His side, then He molds our minds and hearts to align with His will.  At that point, His desires become our desires.  Our desires never become His desires.

PLEASE PRAY FOR A YIELDED HEART AND MIND THAT ALIGN WITH GOD’S WILL.  Do so by constantly asking the question – am I on His side?

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