Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; (Proverbs 3:5 NIV)
Quite often I start my day doing a Sudoku puzzle when no one else is up. I work these puzzles to keep my mind sharp, and at my age this is important.
But what are my actions saying when I start my day with Sudoku? Am I saying it is more important to invest in my mind (self-sufficiency) than to invest these precious first moments of the day with my God inviting him to direct my steps and my thinking. I feel under conviction and am considering steps to put a Bible or devotional material along side the puzzles especially for those early morning moments. The puzzles aren’t bad, they are simply not always the best choice.
What are the things that tend to crowd God out of your life?
What are your goals?
What do you need to make your life better?
Is God in the picture as you answer these questions?
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7 NIV)