Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3: V5, 6
The above verse is one of the most significant in the Bible for me, indeed you could call it one of my signature verses. In preparing to write this article I found myself reflecting on this verse and two words in particular, ‘in’ and ‘acknowledge’.
My reflections on ‘in’ were about how this word is used to describe fundamental aspects of the Christian experience. We talk about being ‘in Christ’, being ‘in the spirit’, being ‘rooted in the vine’.
The word ‘in’ emphasizes that in a general sense we are not separate from God but are in relationship with him. It also emphasizes a need for a living active expression of that relationship, a need for it to be expressed in each active moment, in the now.