WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE LORD

When I was in Nashville last week, one of my friends gave me a gift. It was a small box that contained 50 encouraging Bible promises, and there is a space on the back of each card for a personal message. Each morning, I decided to take the deck of cards out of the box and randomly cut the cards to see what my verse for the day should be. I loved the verse that I drew the first day. It was:

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

What a beautiful verse; I focused on the part that said “he” will direct my paths. The very next day, I pulled out the cards and cut the deck again. This time the card that I pulled out was:

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Yep! I picked the very same card for two days in a row. I don’t believe in coincidences, so the fact that I chose the same card was pretty incredible, and that got my attention. But, this time, I really read the verse…all of it!

So, what does it mean to acknowledge the Lord? Acknowledge definition is “accept or admit the existence or truth of.” I thought that is easy; I accept and admit the existence of the Lord! Now, I was ready for the Lord to direct my paths, and I was prepared to hit “auto-pilot.” But, there was that pesky part of the verse that said, “in all your ways.” What did that mean?

When I think about acknowledging someone, I only think about waving hello to show the person that I “see” them. But, with the Lord, I believe that my way to acknowledge the Lord comes in several different ways.

I think it is about saying, “I see you, Lord” by our actions. I need to examine my posts on Social Media to see if they are posts that I wouldn’t be embarrassed for the Lord to see. My words need to reflect my love of the Lord so that I can acknowledge him to others.

I think that another way of acknowledging the Lord comes by obeying his commands.

Proverbs 3:1-5

My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

The way of acknowledging the Lord is spelled out in the previous verses. Do not forget his teachings. Keep his commands in your heart. Keep love and faithfulness close. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your understanding.

I see you, Lord!!! Direct my ways!

Have A Blessed Day!

 

 

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  1. spp wrote:

    That is a great verse. The verse before it, Proverbs 3:5 has something in common with it, they both use a very small 3 letter word—-all. The word is small but the meaning is huge.

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I had read Proverbs 3:5 many, many times. That verse is one of my all-time favorites. But, I had stopped there and had not continued on to verse 6, so it was very strange for me to have picked that verse two days in a row.

      Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  2. Brenda Foxy Lady wrote:

    Thank you for sharing! I really needed this today.

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Brenda, I did too. I am glad that this post spoke to you.

      Posted 9.29.19 Reply
    • Barbara E Burton wrote:

      Beautiful words. ❤️

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  3. Pamela wrote:

    Thank you for sharing! So often I try to do things on my own, but God is my leader. Can you tell me where to purchase these cards? Would love to purchase them for Friends as well as myself.
    Thank YOU!

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  4. Roxanne M. Smith wrote:

    My favorite Bible verse. It calms me in times of trouble. I received a card with this verse from a beloved aunt when I was in the midst of a health crisis. I would read it over and over again. Eventually, I framed the card and keep it on my dresser with an angel she sent along with the card. Thanks for sharing your interpretation of the verse!

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  5. Julie wrote:

    Excellent post, awesome insight, beautiful personal transparency…thanks, Tania ?

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  6. evegpt wrote:

    I am in the middle of a health crisis and that will test you big time but this verse just stopped my self pity. I may not understand but I don’t need too. I just need to lean on him. Thanks for reminding me. You are a blessing to me, Tania.

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  7. Patrice wrote:

    You never know how or when the Lord will speak to you. Every Sunday when I make the announcements in church I end with a Bible verse. This one is perfect for today. Thank you.

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  8. Charlcy Green wrote:

    Hi Tania! Proverbs is my favorite book of the Bible & that is a great verse to start my Sunday!

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  9. Patti Belew wrote:

    Exellent timing for this post. I hope you have a blessed week.

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  10. Brenda Jenkins wrote:

    No matter the topic you have a gift for brightening my day and or lightening my heart. God puts people in our lives for a purpose, he put you in mine to uplift me each and every day. Thank you!

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  11. Angie wrote:

    Ditto Brenda

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  12. Lori Duncan wrote:

    I love this! “I see you, Lord!” Your Sunday posts are my favorite!

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  13. Judy Myers wrote:

    Would love to know the name of the gift box with the 50 bible verses. What a lovely gift. Many thanks…

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
  14. Nickim298 wrote:

    Thank you for sharing this ! In this time of transition I need be sure the Lord is directing my path .

    Posted 9.29.19 Reply
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