Wednesday, July 16, 2008




Proverbs 21:2 All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.


I'm reminded that when I seek the counsel of the Lord, He will guide me in the way I should go. I can plan and plan but if my motives aren't pure, if I haven't sought the Lord, I will wind up way off the paved road and onto a desolate dirt road.

I did this recently and it caught up with me. Fortunately, the consequences are something I can live with, but it was a valuable lesson learned. If I had sought the Lord in planning what I was doing I wouldn't have gotten so far off the beaten path.

I realized what I had done, committed my ways to Him and asked Him to examine my heart and lead me back to where I should begin again from. He did and it all worked out for His glory. Next time I will seek Him first!

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18 comments:

Kristi said...

Laurie Ann, that is beautiful. I just love your heart and your honesty. Thanks for sharing the blessing!

Cheryl said...

Laurie Ann ~

I just hate it when "Self" gets in the way. It always works so much better when I consult the Lord first. Aren't we lucky He wants the best for us!

Blessings!
Cheryl

amy deanne said...

good point Laurie! I've been down the wrong path before and it's not fun.. but it's good to remember it's not just on the big things.. little things too!!!

Kim said...

Laurie~
I've been meditating on much of the same thoughts.

I've finally realized that God doesn't want to join me..on my journey, but rather, he wants me to join HIM on HIS journey.

I can make all the plans I want...BUT...God will order my steps...as I keep my heart right with him.

Thanks for blessing me today.

Kim~

Beverly said...

Beautiful picture & I love the verse. I needed that today. I have been planning way too much on my own lately.

tiggerdaisy said...

Beautiful picture! Ahhh....so pretty!

I loved your word, too! I've been there! Thanks for the reminder to commit everything to Him and seek His guidance!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Joyfull said...

Beautiful picture and thank you for sharing your story. That is such a big struggle for me at times, doing things my way, while I know God's way is best. Thanks for reminders like this!

Tracy said...

Beautiful photo and great reminder of scripture! I had this exact passage in my one year Bible this morning...(God must be trying to draw extra attention to that for me!) Thank you for sharing. I've been there, too.

Blessings,
Tracy

Denise said...

You are so awesome my friend.

lori said...

We all "wonder" at times down that dirt road....I understand.....what a great image to pair with the verse...I love "seeing" the Scripture!!

thanks for the blessing!!
peace,
lori

alihsee said...

It is so easy to find our own paths but we know that the Lord will set us on the right one! Blessings to you!

Dawn said...

I am guilty of running down the road and when I get lost...I then stop and seek God's will when what I need to do is go to Him first then I won't end up on one of them dirty lost paths. What a wonderful lesson in your post. Thank you so much for opening your heart to all of us. What a blessing you are.

Lisa (Morning Rose) said...

Beautiful verse and photo! Thanks for sharing.

Jenelle said...

Drat those lost paths! I'm so thankful the Lord will help us find our way!

God Chaser said...

Why do we forget to consult god first, it would make life so much easier. thanks for your words and guidance

Lana G! said...

So true! So true! Great reminder.

Nancie said...

Lovely picture and encouraging verse. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Laurie Ann ~ I too would be putty on the floor with Him! Glad your hubby is so understanding during the rough times of your "egg laying"! Praying for the arrival of little Ethan. How exciting! And I love love love your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing today. Blessings!