Why are we so afraid to trust God?
Why do we insist on doing things our own way?
Is it that we have forgotten:
Who we serve
The great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments.- Nehemiah 1:5 (ESV)
The Lord will not abandon his chosen people, for that would dishonor his great name. – 1 Samuel 12:22 (ASV)
His loving kindness is everlasting. – Psalm 136:4 (NASB)
Is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. – Ephesians 3:20 (ASV)
We are not in this alone!
God told us to keep our focus on Him and everything else would be added to us because He knew the strength that we will receive when meditating on how awesome and amazing He is, is enough to get us through any situation that life throws at us.
When we keep our focus on our problems it is easy to find ourselves dragging through each day. But when we keep our focus on who He is, who He has always been, we are refreshed and strengthened and able to do all that we are called to do, and then some.
If you are tired of being tired, if you feel that you are just barely getting through the day, press into focusing on God.
Look up scriptures that talk of Gods character and meditate on them.
Let this coming year be the year that you stop living in your worry and fear and begin to live fully in the strength and power of the God who loves you so.
To me the central number one most important thing that a Christian can do after giving their lives to Jesus is to live out a life of faith. To allow God to direct their steps.
The Bible tells us in Romans 12:3 that God has given each of us a measure of faith.
Hebrews 11:1 remind us that that faith that God gave is not for “pie-in-the sky,-by-and-by” but for now, right now.
It is for the right now when your child is wandering and you don’t know how to get them back. It is for the right now when you don’t have the money to pay the light bill. It is for when you’re not sure what you’re going to do with your life because everything seems to be crumbling around you.
Choose to really live out your faith in God right now.
Way too often I’m noticed that mature Christians have not developed this gift God has given them. They’ve developed other gifts such as kindness, gentleness, self-control, and meekness. Yet, they have put off really using this gift of faith because it’s hard.
I get that, because I did the same thing. I get that it’s easy to feel like “one day I’ll feel like really trusting God. But until then I will run my own show.”
It’s easy to believe that one day trusting God with the hard stuff won’t be scary.
I’m not gonna lie, it is going to be scary. But you’ll have God, the God of the universe, leading you and guiding you all the way.
As you follow God’s leading your life, you’ll be amazed at the doors He can open for you. You’ll be amazed at how he uses you to reach others when you thought you had nothing to give them. You’ll be amazed at what He will do with your gift that He gave you. Your faith.
Life is short. Don’t waste any of it.
Pray with me.
I come to you humbly and ask that you help me to live out the life of faith that you’ve called me to live. Help me to hear your voice daily and to follow your lead. I realize that this life is not mine to live. It belongs to you, to live for your glory. Help me to do that.
In Jesus name Amen.
A life of praise and thankfulness becomes a life filled with miracles. Instead of trying to be in control, you focus on Me and what I am doing. This is the power of praise: centering your entire being in Me. This is how I created you to live, for I made you in My own image. Enjoy abundant life by overflowing with praise and thankfulness.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts… And be thankful.