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Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

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"The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one of intellectual pursuit, but one of obedience."
                                                                                                                        - Oswald Chambers


As we see in Proverbs 3:5-6, saints are instructed not to lean on his or her own understanding.
Why? It obstructs the view of God.  The view is translated into an ability to trust God with not only the most simple of concerns but the most complex concerns as well. Psalm 3

Taking action without first seeking God's will and patiently waiting on His answer may cause further distress in one's life by creating outcomes and consequences which may have been averted.


Five Characteristics of a Relationship with God.

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For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord , ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord , ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord , ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’

JEREMIAH 29:11‭-‬14 NASB


God had to let go of His son. Jesus moved from Heaven to earth. The outcome was worth the expense ( opportunity cost of staying with His father).

1) Relationship: Christ's relationship with His Father was the foundation of His identify. Relationship requires trust, surrender and submission, and commitment (obedience).

2)  Identity: Christ's identity established His value. One must know his/her identity. Is it …