Country Living Series

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Verse du jour

Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
       and your plans will succeed.

This struck me as particularly apt.  Now that I think back on things, the essence of this verse has helped me make a lot of decisions, some of them hard (namely, dropping things that were NOT "committed to the Lord").


  1. Not sure what "Commit to the Lord" means. But it says "whatever you do", i.e. everything you do. It doesn't say to stop doing some things.

  2. With the headlines on WorldNetDaily and DrudgeReport this is very timely. Thanks!

  3. quedula:
    No, it doesn't SAY to stop doing some things. But, let's say someone is a dealer in illegal drugs. Would he decide to tell his grandmother that he is doing it for her, for her glory?

    Probably not. He could either not tell her, or he could decide to live a life he wasn't ashamed to tell her about.

    "Tell God and your Gramma what you are doing, and that you are doing it for them."

    Bill Smith

  4. Hi Patrice,

    I wanted you to know that I read your blog everyday and I finally realized WHY just the other day - it makes me feel closer to God and further away from 'The World', if you get my drift. Does that shock you? I read Drudge and WND everyday (plus a few others) and then I find myself immediately going to your blog to see what you are homeschooling your kids about or what you are canning or what you are writing about or what the temperature is there or whatever small trial God sends you (sorry about your clothesline!). You and your blessed family are a breath of fresh air and a delightful anchor in these fast-moving & alarming times. I have absolutely no control over the world events that are happening all around us, so I think of this whenever I read your material: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8

    God Bless,
    Janet in MA

  5. I like what Janet writes, because it so closely describes my own feelings. I typically come here after checking Drudge and feels sort of like rinsing out my mind, if you will. The sense of heaviness that can so often follow getting updated on the daily news of the world is not, in my view, a good note on which to end one's day. So in the evening before logging off I often come here and 'get my head straight.'

    Proverbs 16:3 and Philippians 4:8 make a great and powerful Scriptural combination, don't they?

    A. McSp

  6. Colossians 3:17.

    Anonymous Patriot

  7. For all of those with no inkling to hear the word of God here is a translation from a common failed human being. Nothing is too small or insignificant to accomplish BIG things. Do good, put your own interest second and watch what can happen. It may take time, but if a seed is not planted it will ALWAYS fail to do anything. Life can be AMAZING!