Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
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.


Don’t Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don’t lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.

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Trust in The Lord

It’s simple. It’s short. Yet it’s incredibly powerful. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible–with good reason. It sets forth a life-changing truth that is worthy of our attention. Spend three minutes reading this article, and see if you agree.

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.

Trust in the Lord.

It starts with trust. Any real relationship has to start with some level of trust. It’s the only way a friendship will endure. It’s the only way a marriage will work out. It’s the simple reason why an employer hires workers, or why the workers stay employed. It’s all about trust. Trust in the Lord, however, takes on an entirely new dimension. This is our trust in an eternal, all-powerful, all-wise, all-loving God. He is worthy of our trust. The trust is important, not just because of who God is, but because of the way in which we must trust him: with all your heart. It involves every fiber of your being. That’s the kind of trust we can have in God–a complete, unshakable, deep, abiding trust.


Read part 2, Don’t Lean On Your Understanding


Welcome To Cowboy Ministers Network!

Cowboy Ministers Network (CMN) is a fellowship designed to promote unity and provide a place of contact throughout the Western Ministry world. It is our desire to come together through love and respect to serve one another and to honor God by displaying accountability to His Word.

It is a place, among good friends, where ministries may safely come to obtain wise counsel in order to fulfill and accomplish all that our Lord Jesus Christ has called each to do. Our relationships will enable us to hold up one another’s hands whatever the area of need.
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
(Philippians 2:4)
“But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
(Proverbs 11:14)
CMN is made up of members from all over the world that are working in full time ministry in the western world: ranch ministry; rodeos; horse events of all kinds and Cowboy Churches. The membership is either Licensed or Ordained Ministers as well as those called to full time Music Ministry. The Founders and Directors are working together to bring about the mission statement to pass for the membership ‘A Ministry of Helps Casting The Net Together For The World Harvest’.
To find out more about how to be a part of this please contact:

Cowboy Ministers Network
530 County Road 326
Bertram, Texas  78605


Phone: (214) 632-2036

February 5th – 7th
Here is the booking link for the 2023 CMN conference hotel.
If you prefer to make reservations by phone, you may call the reservation line at 800-753-3757.  The group is loaded as “Cowboy Ministers 2023” and the group code is “CG8924”
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
San Antonio Riverwalk
303 Blum, San Antonio, TX 78205