Posted by: bshelley | March 18, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Entry for March 19, 2008

Today’s Verse: Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

My dad used to tell my mom, “Sometimes I think everyone in the world is crazy except for you and me and sometimes I wonder about you!” It always brought laughter. We knew what he meant. You pick up the paper and read, or you turn on the news or just listen to people talking about what all is going on around us and you could easily make the case that indeed the world is crazy. One can find themselves drawn into the fray by trying to wade in and make sense of it. As Christians, we are to be in the world, not of the world (Romans 12:2). We set ourselves up for a fall if we put trust in the things and people of this world instead of God. If I asked everyone reading this message if they trusted God, I would venture to guess that everyone would say that they do. As I have pondered on this idea recently, the fact that trusting God is not a single point, but rather a scale. Of course, you say, that you trust in God. We all do, right? The critical question then is not whether we trust God, but how much do we trust God? We trust God to save us and raise us up to a new life in eternity. Do we trust Him in everything in the here and now? The knee jerk reaction is “of course”. In reality, look at the day in front of you today. How much of what you need to do and how much of what you are to say today are you going to trust to God? Seriously, stop right now and think of what all you will do and decide today. Ask God to give you the wisdom to make godly and righteous choices in each of them. Take time throughout your day to “check in” with Him and be reminded that in Him are we trusting all today. As we allow Him to be part of everything that we do each day, we will be moving further up the trusting God scale. As we let Him reign in our daily lives we too, like the psalmist, will find that He will fulfill His promises and not forsake us if we put our trust in Him. Righteousness comes from trust in Him, practice makes perfect.

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