In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:6 (KJV)
As I child, I grew up watching the Carol Burnett Show. I was always fascinated at the end when Carol would tug on her left ear. She often explained to the audience that she did that to acknowledge her grandmother who had raised her. Each time I watched the show, I thought about what would happen if Carol forgot to tug her ear. She never forgot. Even after her grandmother died, she continued to do it as an acknowledgement and a tribute.
We are instructed to acknowledge God in everything that we do. This does not just include the things we are seeking His help with but also the things that we think we can handle on our own. While many of us would say, “I need God for everything,” our actions do not reflect that. We often zoom through our day, doing our jobs, running our businesses, taking classes and caring for the affairs of our homes without a single thought about God unless we run into a snag and need His help.
God has blessed us with wisdom and knowledge. Some have been able to go to the best schools and gain tremendous insight from some of the top thinkers in the world. Many have degrees and certificates that show that they have mastered certain skillsets. Even with all of this, don’t forget to acknowledge God. It can be a quick prayer before your next meeting, silently reflecting on a Bible verse or even a short tug on your ear. Develop a habit of acknowledging God before your next task. You may be amazed by how well it turns out.
Lord, I acknowledge you in all of my way. I recognize your power in my life and I appreciate your guidance and favor. In Jesus’ name, Amen.