Sunday, May 16, 2010

Verse of the week -- Proverbs 3:5,6



I don't have time today for my regular reflections, although God has continued to teach me plenty this week, but I wanted to share this verse in honor of our newest addition:


Eli Benjamin is just two days old now and I have chosen a chapter to pray through for him. Proverbs 3 is my special prayer for him, and I have been challenged personally by many of these verses as well. Proverbs 3:5,6 are quite well known and say, "5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

God is so faithful when we follow Him. I have learned the truths of these verses in a fresh way through this pregnancy and birth. When I was tempted to give in to human worries, God kept calling my back to simply trust Him. It doesn't mean everything will happen the way that seems best or easiest in human terms, but He will provide wisdom and direction.


A special prayer for my new little guy that God would direct each of His steps and he would follow with all his heart. And, I pray the same for each of you that you (and I) would continue to learn to trust Him more with our whole hearts.

5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

~Proverbs 3:5,6~

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Congrats on your new blessing! That is a beautiful verse to pray over Eli. Enjoy your baby moon!

Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed said...

He's beautiful! Congratulations! I love the name, too. Eli would have been our boy's middle name if we'd had another.

Debbie said...

He is adorable! Congratulations! What a wonderful idea to pick a special chapter and prayer for him at birth. I think it is really cool that you can post a picture of your new little one on your blog--When we adopted our youngest 9 1/2 years ago, I don't think blogging even existed!

AFwife99 said...

What a wonderful blessing! May the Lord bless you and keep you all, and make His face to shine upon you all.

Amy in Peru said...

WOW! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!! Yay, Erin!

amy in peru

MommaMindy said...

I wish pictures came with scent, I saw this beautiful little guy and I just LONGED to smell that wonderful baby smell again. I am so very happy for you and the blessing of another child. I am encouraged by your wisdom to pray Scripture over your children, you are a very wise woman. Congratulations to you, bloggy friend, I am so very happy for you.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful!

Leah Biek said...

Oh Erin! Congratulations! This is a beautiful post, and I'm so happy for you, friend!

Heather said...

He is so gorgeous!! Congratulations and thanks for giving us a peek at him:))

Heather said...

PS: I know you do not have time right now, but I wanted you to know I have an award for you over at my blog! http://faithfamilyandfun.com/?p=3166