Proverbs 3:5-12 The Message
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
a father’s delight is behind all this.
See if I have this right; trust God; don’t try to figure everything out yourself; you can’t; listen to God’s still small voice; run to God with open arms; run into His embrace; love Him who gave you life and gave it abundantly; in return, give Him your best; follow His plan for your life with the best of your abilities; don’t hold back from God; He has never held anything back from you; don’t pout and fret if things don’t go your way; He has a better way; don’t complain if God, Your Heavenly Father, corrects you; God loves you; He is delighted by you; even if you’re naughty, He still loves you; love Him.
Will I go to heaven? It is said the way is not easy; Father, I am trying my best; I love our talks; my time with You is precious; I am learning so much as You reveal Yourself to me; I have nothing to reveal; You know me inside and out; I am blessed with precious life; I want to use my life for You; I want to follow Your lead; help me discover the path; I feel I am on the cusp of discovering how best to follow You; Your Word is Truth; Your Word is The Way; Your Word is Life.
John 14:6 Easy-to-Read Version
Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.”
“Follow Me!” A Call So Tender
Words & Music: Andrew L. Skoog, 1890
“Follow Me!” A call so tender
Falls upon my list’ning ear;
’Tis the voice of Christ, my Savior,
’Tis the Shepherd’s call I hear.
O that call! Loving call!
’Tis the sweetest voice of all.
How it draws me nearer to Him
When I hear my Shepherd’s call!
Into pastures green He leadeth,
His own sheep He calls by name;
When their feet are sore and weary,
In His arms He carries them.
Little flock, fear not! He shields thee
From the dangers of the land.
Hear His promise: None shall ever
Pluck thee from His mighty hand.
In His steps, then, I would follow,
Seek in Him my all in all;
I am safe, whate’er befalls me,
When I heed His tender call.