VIDEO Trust in The Lord

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”. Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Some of you may ask, “So what does it mean to trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding?” The answer is, we are to completely trust God with all that is in us, that we cast down any of our own strength down, furthermore, give all of the strength and experiences we possess, both physically and mentally, to the will of the Holy Spirit. Thus allowing Father God to fulfill his will through us for His Glory. Where any circumstance that we may be going through, will look as a miracle and no one will ever say that we came out successful, but “Only by the strength of God, this is a miracle”! We do not seek our own gain but desire God to receive all the glory. For the Lamb deserves the Glory! We get to enjoy what GOD does for himself

Trust can be defined in many ways, but I would love to show you an example from the Business Dictionary; as Trust is defined as;

Legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the right to manage the trustor’s assets or property for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary). The four main types of trusts are: (1) Living: trust created by the trustor while he or she is alive. (2) Testamentary: trust established through a will and which comes into effect (is created) when the trustor dies. (3) Revocable: trust that can be modified or terminated by the trustor after its creation. (4) Irrevocable: trust that cannot be modified or terminated by the trustor after its creation.

Property interest held by a party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).

Some of the usage example would be:

If you are wondering how she is able to travel so much and work so little at such a young age, it is because her parents set up a trust that provides for most of her living expenses.

The workers put their trust in the manager, relying on him to make decisions, knowing they would have to follow him and the orders he gave.

If you have a sizeable amount of money that you wish to leave a beneficiary after your death, it would be beneficial to place the monies into a testamentary trust fund that is payable upon execution of your established will.

So with the understanding from the given examples, you may have a better grasp on our surrender to him, all we are doing is entrusting him to manage our assets and property for not only our benefit, which is a byproduct, but the benefit of the Kingdom and the King.

We do not need to lean on our own understanding or to use our logic to figure things out. If Father God is not only the center of our lives, but is our life, then we live for Him alone. And if we are in Him and He is in us, then likewise, we believe that we can trust Him with all our hearts. The results of entrusting our life in to Him would be miraculous mountains cast in to the seas. We would be walking epistles of God’s Word in us. Written testimonies of the Power of God! Our paths set straight! All Glory To Him!

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If You Will Let God Guide – The Habit of Recognizing God’s Provision

If You Will Let God Guide

Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:5-6, The Message

By working hard and living frugally, Georg Neumark, 20, saved enough for college. He packed a few bags and took off for the University of Konigsberg. Unfortunately, he was robbed along the way and lost everything except his prayer book and a few coins. Neumark wandered around, thinly dressed, cold, and hungry until he found a tutoring job. God provided for his needs, and he was able to enroll in the university the next year. Out of the experience Neumark wrote a tremendous hymn—still occasionally sung today: “If you will only let God guide you, and hope in Him through all your ways, / Whatever comes, He’ll stand beside you, to bear you through the evil days.”

One of Neumark’s verses reminds us to never “doubt our inmost wants are known / to Him who chose us for His own.”

God alone knows your inmost wants and needs. He created us with needs only He can meet, and if we will let Him guide us, He’ll meet our needs, strengthen our hearts, and bear us through the evil days.

A Single Thought: God’s purpose and plans may seem elusive at times, but are never far from those who seek Him.

Recommended Reading: Proverbs 3:1-10


The Habit of Recognizing God’s Provision

…you may be partakers of the divine nature… —2 Peter 1:4

We are made “partakers of the divine nature,” receiving and sharing God’s own nature through His promises. Then we have to work that divine nature into our human nature by developing godly habits. The first habit to develop is the habit of recognizing God’s provision for us. We say, however, “Oh, I can’t afford it.” One of the worst lies is wrapped up in that statement. We talk as if our heavenly Father has cut us off without a penny! We think it is a sign of true humility to say at the end of the day, “Well, I just barely got by today, but it was a severe struggle.” And yet all of Almighty God is ours in the Lord Jesus! And He will reach to the last grain of sand and the remotest star to bless us if we will only obey Him.

Does it really matter that our circumstances are difficult? Why shouldn’t they be! If we give way to self-pity and indulge in the luxury of misery, we remove God’s riches from our lives and hinder others from entering into His provision. No sin is worse than the sin of self-pity, because it removes God from the throne of our lives, replacing Him with our own self-interests. It causes us to open our mouths only to complain, and we simply become spiritual sponges— always absorbing, never giving, and never being satisfied. And there is nothing lovely or generous about our lives.

Before God becomes satisfied with us, He will take everything of our so-called wealth, until we learn that He is our Source; as the psalmist said, “All my springs are in You” (Psalm 87:7). If the majesty, grace, and power of God are not being exhibited in us, God holds us responsible. “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you…may have an abundance…” (2 Corinthians 9:8)— then learn to lavish the grace of God on others, generously giving of yourself. Be marked and identified with God’s nature, and His blessing will flow through you all the time.

Defenders of the faith are inclined to be bitter until they learn to walk in the light of the Lord. When you have learned to walk in the light of the Lord, bitterness and contention are impossible. Biblical Psychology, 199 R

OSWALD CHAMBERS

You Can Advance Through Adversity

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Most likely, you do not enjoy your areas of weakness. Most of us tend to be problem solvers; often when we identify a deficiency in our life, we stop at nothing to correct the issue.

Our drive to be the best—or, at the very least, “normal”—generally leads us headlong down the path of self-sufficiency. After all, doesn’t the Lord want us to solve the problems we encounter?

While it is true that through God, dramatic changes can occur in the lives of His children, we ourselves must not take credit for the power to change. Our own strength is weak and faulty. John 15:5 says “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” The strength of God is limitless. (See Phil. 4:13.) Paul captures this image perfectly in 2 Corinthians 4:7, when he says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.”

We can trust this statement because of the apostle Paul’s credentials in adversity: He had been imprisoned, beaten, shipwrecked, and persecuted. Moreover, he struggled continually with a personal ailment, which he referred to as his “thorn in the flesh” (2 Cor. 12:7).

The Lord used these things in Paul’s life to keep him centered on divine power, not his own. Pride puts us in opposition to God. What weaknesses are present in your life that the Father may be using to keep your eyes on Him? Praise God today for those things that bring you into complete dependence upon Him alone.

Jesus Is Human

“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren.” (Hebrews 2:17)

There will always be an inability to grasp how the omnipotent and omniscient God could become fully human, yet such is the clear teaching of Scripture. Please notice that “all things” were incorporated into the life of Christ when it “behoved him” to be made like the ones He would call His brethren (our text).

He experienced pain, hunger, fatigue, etc. (1 Peter 2:23; Matthew 4:2; Luke 8:23; John 19:28).
He experienced the testing of evil (Luke 4:1-2; Hebrews 4:15; 2:18).
He was representative of all men in substitutionary death (John 3:14; 12:32).
He was identified with Adam, the federal head of humanity (1 Corinthians 15:45-47).
He ascended bodily into heaven (Acts 1:9-11; Ephesians 4:10).
He still identifies with man (Revelation 1:13-16).

The apostle Paul gave us the simplest summary of what took place among the Trinity as the Lord Jesus “made himself of no reputation.” The Greek term used is ekenosen. Essentially, it means to make empty, to divest, to make void that which was formerly owned. Jesus, the eternal Second Person of the Godhead, “emptied” Himself and “took upon him the form of a servant.” Then, he “was made” in the likeness of men (Philippians 2:7).

Please notice the action of the verbs. Jesus did the “making” and the “taking” of the servant likeness that was prepared for Him (Hebrews 10:5). Once emptied and in the body that was made for Him, He “became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8). HMM III

God Is Far Above

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. —Isaiah 55:8-9

I want to make it very clear that when I say “far above,” I do not mean geographically or astronomically removed. It’s an analogy. Because we are human beings and live in this world, we learn to speak by analogy….

So when we say that God is far above, we’re using an analogy. We’re thinking about a star that’s way above, way out yonder in space—but that isn’t what we really mean when we think about the transcendent God.

If you miss this point, you might as well stop reading, because this is critical to understanding what follows. When we say that God’s transcendence is “farness above,” we are not thinking about astronomical distances or physical magnitude. God never thinks about the size of anything, because God contains everything. He never thinks about distance, because God is everywhere; He doesn’t have to go from one place to another, so distance doesn’t mean anything to Him. We humans use these expressions to help us to think—they’re analogies and illustrations.

Lord, even our human expressions of Your greatness amaze me. How much more wonderful must You be in all Your infinite glory! Amen.

Holy Spirit The All Divine

It is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. (1 John 5:6)

I wonder if any Christian can ever show forth the transforming radiance of the love of God without a complete surrender to the indwelling Person of the Holy Spirit?

Surely that was in the mind of the songwriter, as he prayed and sang:

Holy Ghost, with light divine,
Shine upon this heart of mine;
Chase the shades of night away,
Turn my darkness into day.

Holy Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down every idol throne,
Reign supreme—and reign alone.

Our world is filled with hatred and conflict, violence and bloodshed. Through the plan of redemption God has dealt graciously with this global problem of hatred in the hearts of men and women. He has sent the source of love and light and radiance to the human bosom; Paul himself testifying: “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us” (Romans 5:5).

Mourn over this crookedness of our nature

Sunlight is never more grateful than after a long watch in the midnight blackness; Christ’s presence is never more acceptable than after a time of weeping, on account of his departure. It is a sad thing that we should need to lose our mercies to teach us to be grateful for them; let us mourn over this crookedness of our nature; and let us strive to express our thankfulness for mercies, so that we may not have to lament their removal. If thou desirest Christ for a perpetual guest, give him all the keys of thine heart; let not one cabinet be locked up from him; give him the range of every room, and the key of every chamber; thus you will constrain him to remain.