Sup With Me: Words of Inspiration
When We Truly Trust God…
Do you really trust God? When we read and think about the word of God, we have to be able to process that it was inspired by Him and written for us, His people. We must be able to trust in God through His word and allow this trust to continue to be strengthened by our lived experiences, which builds our testimonies. Our testimonies give us something to hold on to and increases our Faith in Him while assuring that we can trust God, as He is the creator, author and controller of our lives.
In order to truly trust God, we must realize that our lives are not our own.
19 Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought at a price. So, glorify God with your body.1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (CSB)
This scripture describes us yielding to God’s perfect plan and will that He has for our lives. Once we acknowledge that only His plan will do, we can easily trust Him for all things in life. We will give up our own thoughts and interpretations, and solely depend on God’s knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. We will begin to put Proverbs 3:5-6 into action without leaning to our own understanding.
I can’t help but think of Abram (later known as Abraham) in Genesis 15 when he questioned God after He came upon him in a vision. Often times we reflect on past and current situations and circumstances to determine what will happen next in our lives. Initially, Abram did not think that God could do anything for him because he hadn’t witnessed and received the thing which he was believing God for – a son. Abram could have continued to stay in this mindset, leaned to his own understanding, and not trust God. Thank God he didn’t because God was good for all of His promises, including the many descendants Abram was promised, including me and you!
In Genesis 15:7, the Lord reminded Abram of what he had done for him. He also explained to Abram how his descendants would face hard times through slavery for 400 years. Although suffering would ensue, there was much more that God had promised for Abram and his descendants, but trust was a must in order for these things to come to past. Our difficult situations and circumstances don’t mean that the road has ended or that what God has promised is no longer in reach.
So, let’s put ALL of our trust in God knowing that He has the ultimate plan for us, His people, despite what may try to come in between or hinder that plan (sometimes even our own selves). So, let the mind of Christ also be in you so that we can live out the plan and will He has for us.