How Much Do We Trust God?

How Much Do We Trust God?

Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us.- 2 Cor. 1:9-10

We can look back today and see where God has brought us out of situations we were so concerned with in the past. God delivered us! He delivered us then; He delivers us today, and He will deliver us tomorrow. We learn to know God’s faithfulness. We find we can always trust Him.

To trust is to have confidence in; to have an assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. We attain this as we grow in the knowledge of that someone or something. To trust God for what He can do, we must meditate on who He is. Knowing His character helps us know His ability. It’s to the same degree we know the Lord, that we trust Him. The trust we have in ourselves decreases as our trust in God increases.

We trust the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever. He has delivered us from spiritual death. The one who raises the dead surely can deliver us out of any trying circumstances. Our God is loving, good, gentle, faithful, reliable, unchangeable, amazing, glorious and more than enough! This amazing God takes us from glory to glory!

Separated from our Mother’s Womb

Separated from our Mother’s Womb

But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood.- Gal. 1:15-16

Like Paul, God separated us, called us from our mother’s womb. He called us to be according to His divine plan and purposes. All of us are uniquely, wonderfully made and by yielding our will to God’s, we can walk in His purpose. We can see how God’s protection, guidance and provision were with us even when we weren’t aware of it. Amazing grace!

If He was with us even then, how much more will He be with us now? When we thought no one cared about us, God did. When others left us, God didn’t. Even when in our involvement in the wrong things, God still protected us from a worst fate. While we questioned God’s existence and believed in the wrong things, His hand stayed upon us. He knew the time was coming when the Holy Spirit would remove the veil from our eyes so we could see, believe, and receive salvation.

Today, as we walk by faith in His grace, God’s divine purpose for our future is yet to be realized. No matter what it looks like today in our lives, and the lives of the people we are praying for, we can trust and believe that our tomorrow carries greater glory than we can see. We grow in the knowledge of who God was, is, and is to come. He reveals what is to be, from glory to glory!

Does Faith works?

Does Faith works?

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’- Rom. 1:17

Faith is the substance, the confidence, assurance of the present reality of what we hope for. It rests on the finished work of Jesus on the cross and sees the unseen in the natural. By faith, we see, speak, and seize God’s will. Faith works!

As we seek God for direction in His Word, He highlights His promises for us to stand on. We speak them forth with confidence. We stand on what the Word of God says, regardless of any other word our natural ears might hear. By faith, we proclaim the truth and see it rebuke the lies instantly. The more we believe the promises of God in our hearts, the more we can declare them to the darkness that occupies our surroundings.

We stand until our circumstances align with the promises of God. While we are waiting for the manifestation of the promises of God, we rest in Him; praise and worship Him! By faith, we seize what Christ has already accomplished, and lay hold of His victory. Overcomers in any situation. We lay hold of what God has laid hold of us for, aligning our will with His. We see, say and seize, from glory to glory!

Are Your Weights Too Heavy?

Are Your Weights Too Heavy?

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. – Heb. 12:1-2 NKJV

As we keep looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, He removes the burdens that weigh us down so we can run with grace the race set before us. We must lay aside anything that hinders our progress. Things that used to be light becomes heavy when we follow the Lord. This laying aside is casting off completely, not a temporary release but a permanent one.

We only discern some weights when their heaviness increases and becomes unbearable. So heavy we must put them down. When we are dealing with many weights, we struggle to find a balance in our lives. Everything we do turns out to be difficult. The overwhelming sense of getting buried under the encumbrances drives us to despair. It’s often at that moment that we cry out to the Lord and receive freedom.

As we lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, the weight of the glory of the Lord increases and empowers us. He helps us run the race freely and not quit. It is not a sprint; it’s a marathon. The only weight increasing in our lives should be the weight of the glory of God, and that from glory to glory!

Praise the Lord at All Times

Praise the Lord at All Times

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. – Ps. 34:1 NKJV  

Throughout the course of our lives, we experience both moments of joy and sorrow, periods of struggle and rest, instances of breakups and reconciliations, as well as times of worry and peace. We either respond with shouts of hallelujah or shouts of despair. As we walk with the Lord, our shouts of despair become shouts of hallelujah! 

As we praise God for who He is, our trust in Him increases and our praises rise amid our afflictions. This kind of praise pulls out the roots of fear, tears down walls and makes our enemies flee. The enemy tries to make us believe our trials are here to stay and to steal our praise. He cannot! We express our faith in Jesus, the greater one, through our hallelujahs, at all times!

When circumstances challenge our faith in the reality of Christ, let us not merely continue to praise God; let us intensify our praise! We remain focused on Him, seeking His presence, even during adversity. Our expressions of love towards Him persist. Constant praises bring permanent joy, rest, and trust,  from glory to glory!
How Do You Escape Temptation?

How Do You Escape Temptation?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. – 1 Cor. 10:13 NKJV

When we face trials, the temptation to give in to quick, harmful solutions or negative thoughts grows stronger. What may seem like a simple escape can actually ensnare us in greater despair. How do we escape temptation? It’s as we recognize the war between the flesh and the spirit that we learn to navigate through life victoriously. 

There is a split second when we need to decide between the two. Our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak. Temptation can overcome us so quickly that we only realize its impact after the fact. The enemy adds guilt and self-condemnation to our plight. The key is to pray ahead of time for the Spirit’s empowerment to rebuke the tempter and reach for Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

We must yield quickly to God’s ways of escape. Through our prayers and worship, let’s surrender everyone and everything to Him. It is in this act of yielding that we find true rest in the Lord, our refuge and deliverer. As we experience His provision, faithfulness, and unfailing love, we discover HE is our way of escape,  from glory to glory.

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