Today as we were returning home from Springfield Missouri there was a man getting gas right beside us at a station about thirty miles out of Springfield. He had on a T- shirt. On the front it said I have been found. On the back it said “it was right that we should make merry” from Luke 15:32. No matter what you have done there is a Father willing to find you, forgive you, and throw a party to celebrate your return home. Come home today, and let the party begin! “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ”
Luke 15:31-32 NKJV
GET TOGETHER– TRUST HIM TO DO IT!
Ps 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. (NKJV)
This verse comes from one of my favorite Psalms that have so many of the promises of God in them. I am so glad that Jesus paid the price for His children to be able to receive the promises of God. The Apostle Paul said it like this in “ 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. (NKJV)
Sometimes God allows challenges to come to our life that only He can take care of for us. Recently J.J. had challenged me to begin to read the passages about trusting God as we were discussing some situations that were challenging to us.
As I began to read and print off several passages on trusting God this one has really stuck with me in a good way. As Christians we have all put our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. As we progress on this journey there are challenges that will come our way to see if we are willing to trust Him in these various circumstances and situations. This is a big part of growing as a Christian.
Did you notice that in the passage from Psalms the first thing that we are to do after we trust the Lord is to do good? That is one reason that the enemy will try to get us to believing that we cannot trust God. He wants to inhibit us from doing good. Remember The serpent convinced Eve that she could not trust God:
Ge 3:1-5¶ Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.”For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Think about this it was the Lord’s desire that they trust Him, do good, dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Look what happened because of their mistrust of God.
Today God desires to do good to His children. There will be times that the enemy will try to convince us that we cannot trust God in certain situations and circumstances. When this happens, we can either be like Eve and suffer the consequences, or we can feed on the faithfulness of God and dwell in the land as He desires for us to do. Below are some passages on trust. This week get some time alone with God and begin to declare these passages over your situations and circumstances. I believe that when you do you are going to walk in a new level of trust and watch God do some things in you, and for you that only God can do.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You are always calling us to a higher level of trust. We praise you that there are things that only can be done by the Father-Son-and Holy Spirit on our behalf. We are going to declare your word over them and watch for God to work in a way that it could only be God that did it and that only God can get the Glory for it.
In Jesus Name
Ps 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the LORD.
Ps 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Ps 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth-Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
Ps 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.
Ps 115:9 ¶ O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
Ps 115:10 O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
Ps 115:11 You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
Ps 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.
Ps 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in princes.
We love you guys thanks for your love and encouragement.