Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Call to Trust in God!

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9



All throughout scripture Abram is a man credited with faith. He steps out in faith and trusts God.

A hostile culture and people occupy the Land to which they are traveling. Abram, Sarai and Lot are now homeless. Abram and Sarai have no child. This must blow Abram’s mind. How are all these things going to happen? He can’t make this happen; not taking the land, not finding a new home, not having a child. He’s been doing that for 75 years and God told him to leave it all behind.
This is the beginning of a call for Abram to trust in God; not himself, not his talents, not his ideas, not his work, not his friends – Trust in God.

Our problem is we tend to trust more in ourselves than we do in God to fulfill his promises:
We trust our skills and talents.
We trust our hard work and long hours.
We trust our wisdom and intelligence.
We trust in our technology and medicine.
We trust our religion, and our practices.
We trust our feelings and instincts.

Abram immediately discovers that if he is going to answer God’s call, he will have to find some courage to believe in someone greater than himself. The same is true for you and me. We have to trust in God’s power, not our own. Instead of believing in yourself, start putting your trust in God.



You know I love ya, Don

 

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