"To acknowledge"...finally solved the puzzle!!!

Oh, the sudden understanding of a word I have been using for a while now is a beautiful thing. On a serious note, remember this scripture that says, "trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowlegde Him, and He shall direct your paths?" (Proverbs 3:3-7).

Well, today as I read my little blue book (the daily sword, a devotional)...I stopped at the word "acknowledge," and I automatically did my usual flip to dictonary.com. Like always, any time I check a word, I feel like I'm just learning the word for the first time! To acknowledge something or someone means, "to admit that something is true or real, to recognize that it exists, to express or show recognition of it, to recognize the authority, and to show or express gratitude for it."

So really, why am I excited? Because basically, proverbs 3 is telling me that acknowledging God is not just merely bobbing my head up and down in answer to the question, "do you believe in God?" Its not just about going to church so that everyone can openly see I'm a Christian. It's way more than that. It says that in ALL my ways, I should acknowledge Him. This means that everything I do and everything I say shd "EXPRESS and SHOW recognition of the fact that I know He exists in my life." The way I act every single day to everyone I associate with, according to the definition of "acknowledge" should "EXPRESS GRATITUDE for God being in my life, or merely just SHOW RECOGNITION of His presence in my life."

And when I am done with my various acknowledgements and trophies, the end of the scripture then adds that, "and He shall direct my paths." Wow, it's so funny how I've suddenly found the keys to "direction"...I have finally solved the puzzle, I have finally grasped the concept of a focused directed person...all you have to do is "acknowledge Him." Tell the world that "I know my Redeemer Liveth." And tell them what and what He's done for me, time and time again, without me deserving any of it...

It's very simple (esp since I'm not one of those shy people who can't acknowledge exactly how they feel about certain things e.g romance, lol), Scsssshewwwwww...I'm in LOVE!!!!!! Someborrrrrriii stop meeee....


Nilla said...

You know you're a blessing right?

Very nice post.

Meanwhile your word of the day "chimerical", I doubt I've ever heard it befor.

Anonymous said...

It's great to see someone who stands up for what she believes in.

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Mwajim Al said...

I Love this!!! It gave me an early morning epiphany :)