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The Journey Lent Day 33

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Healing power of Jesus Christ,
fall afresh on me,
Healing power of Jesus Christ,
fall afresh on me.
Touch me, stir me, unfold me, love me.
Healing power of Jesus Christ,
fall afresh on me.
(Howard Booth)

     We are all on this journey called life together. I think it is just easier going through the roller coasters with God. There will be many people joining us at different parts of the journey. Some stay longer than others. As long as we continue to grow on the journey, we should be on the right path. 

     At three fifty one this morning a guy drunk dialed me. It was cool since I am sober. He asked me what I was up to and I said sleeping. He then told me all of the different drinks and shots that he had(not sure if he was just saying that to be cool). He asked me what I was up to(again) and if I wanted to go to the movies later. I mentioned that I had church and that I would be busy. I said maybe some other time. I have had quite a few people make plans with me and then see those plans fall through so I try not to make plans with people(especially at weird times of night). He said that he was almost home and I said goodnight. 

     That small conversation made me think about all of the times I drunk dialed and drunk texted people. I am so glad that those days are over. It also made me wonder why he called me since we haven’t talked in months. Oh well, nothing to worry about. 

     I talked to a close friend about dating/single life and she rationalized why it was okay to date a married man. I told her that God wants more for her and loves her enough for her to be with a single guy. Then I realized dating and mating is so hard for singles. Sometimes it does feel like your only options are taken guys. I talked with other friends about the conversation and they said to pray about it. It was also mentioned that we all sin. Which is totally true. While my sin preference may not be a married man(no matter how fine he might be), my sin is ice cream/cupcakes/sugar. That’s only one of my downfalls. 

     It is only with God’s grace and mercy that I can even begin to really work on my issues. So I am going to spend more time focusing on God’s promises and praying for my friends and family. We all have struggles, but the only person to give us true relief is God. It is in our hardest times that we have to lean closest on God. I am also working on turning around my worry. I make worry into an olympic sport and have no problem taking on other people’s worry just to add to my mountain. 

     I went for a nice run and made a dent in the laundry situation. I am reading a really good book called Sex and the single christian girl. Right now I am in the chapters focusing on spiritual warfare. I am learning a lot and hopefully I can continue to put it into practice. 

Namaste

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Trusting The Master Builder

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     Saying that I trust God and trusting God with my life are two different things. It is only when I go through difficulties does my trust in God deepen. When I have hit my wall and don’t think that I can go any farther, that is when I have to give all of my cares and concerns over to God and leave them with Him. 

     It is so easy for me to say and hard to do. Because I am so quick to pick something back up. It would probably be easier if the problem just disappeared but often times than not, another problem enters in its place. I know that God has a plan for me, I just wish He would run it by me once in awhile(instead of after the fact). The saying goes, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plan. Well, I am sure that I keep God in stitches. I have tons of great ideas and then I pray about them as if God is just going to give me the ok to move forward. 

     I can’t be half time about God’s will. Especially when I pray “Thy will be done”. Its not Thy will be done only on the things that I like. Its Thy will be done period. I also have this habit of doing things and then kind of saying “Ok God, what do you think about that?”. So I have to keep it simple and just say Thy will be done and seek after His will. Since His ways are better than my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts. So here’s to letting God work and less worry. 

Shalom and Blessings

Trust

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     We are called to trust in God with our whole hearts, mind, body, and spirit. When things are going good it is easy to say that we trust God completely. When things start to take a turn for the unexpected, we say we trust God(not as loud). Forgetting that God is in control of our good, iffy, and trying times. God knows what we are going to go through before we do. 

     Today I can say that I trust God completely and I hope that I trust Him even more when things go in a different direction. This also means that I have to change the way that I look at situations(in parts/moments) in order to truly see how God is leading and guiding me. I also have to remember that God has a good plan for me. When things go in a different direction for me, that does not mean that God isn’t with me, it just means things are different and I have the opportunity for a new experience. 

     So here’s to trusting God more in the new year. 

Shalom and Blessings

Psalm 63:2, 2Chron 25:1-2

Trust Me

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     We talk about trusting God all of the time. The Scripture tells us over and over how and why to trust God. But when it comes down to it, in any given situation, it can be a challenge. We spend a lot of time trusting in ourselves and others and leaving God to the wayside. As we usher in this new year, I hope to put more if not all of my trust in God and leave it with him. God works out all of my details better than I can imagine. All I need is to have the faith the size of a mustard seed. The same way I trust God to wake me up each day, I have to trust that He has a good plan for my life and that it is going to happen. So here’s to putting trust where it belongs, in the hands of an awesome God. 

Shalom and Blessings

Psalm 40:4

Trust God

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Today’s devotional reading invites us to trust in God instead of trusting in ourselves. When we lean on God’s strength and wisdom, we end up better off than when we try to think “I’ve got this” and spin our wheels until we have no choice but to rely on God.  Whatever you are facing today know that God is already seeing you through.

Jewel

Psalm 37:3-6 “Take delight in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun”. (NLT)