Hello everyone…and how is your start to the weekend! I hope your day has been going well…and I pray even more that you will truly come to experience God in all His fullness…simply by trusting Him with all your heart and soul!
Lately, I have been talking with several people on one topic…and that is what it's like to truly trust God for His response to our needs. As I think back on my own life, I remember times when I said I trusted God too; but you know what…I really didn't…and why…because my words of trust were only words and these words didn't have a heart of belief attached to them, so I could trust God enough to let go of the reigns of my life and let Him work.
This morning, as I was looking through some Bible verses…God led me to a couple passages that I would like to share with you today…and the first one is found in Proverbs 3:5-7, and we read… "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil."
How many times do we say, "Lord I trust you for the answer to this problem"…only to make a U-turn and return back to our own thoughts and ways of figuring life out. Recently I have come to see the reason why we do this…and that is because we are more in tune with ourselves than God. In other words…we find it easier to listen to ourselves instead of God…and when we choose to do this…there will be no answers…and why…because we are in God's way. Stop and ask yourself this question…how can God relay His perfect plan to us, when we are focusing completely on a plan that we feel will work? We must remember that the only One that knows how to keep our lives on the right path is God. When we choose to do it our own way; that is when we fall along the wayside and eventually find ourselves on some detour road that only takes us deeper into the troubles that we are presently experiencing.
The one thing that I have learned, when it comes to having a personal relationship with Christ; is to give my needs completely to Him…but at the same time, I must also be willing to slow down…let go of myself and listen for His response within my spirit. I just wonder how many of us either pray a quick prayer or read scripture from the Bible, as though we are in a speed reading class, while walking quickly away…never anticipating His response to our need. We must remember that a relationship of any kind is never one sided; but rather, we must allow another person…and especially God to have their say.
The second passage from the Bible that I would like to conclude with today is found in Psalm 112:7, which is one of my favorites, and we read… "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." Could it be fear that keeps us holding onto our problems, instead of trusting God completely? Can we say that we truly have a settled feeling that this big God can handle everything on His own…or has fear kept us in tune with ourselves, rather than Him? The best way to know if you are truly trusting God and letting go; is when you feel a settled feeling within you…a feeling of peace that says that my God is already at it.
One thing I've truly been reminded of over the past couple of days; is that we can't say… "I trust God"…and attach the word "but" to it. Also…we can't say that we're listening for God's voice within us…and anticipating His response, when everything begins with the word "I." When we can truly know that God can do all things; that is when these added words or road blocks will be removed, so God can truly step in and do a great work within us.
Have a very blessed day and I will see you again on Monday!
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