Monday, 6 September 2010

Trusting God Wholeheartedly

Glory to God!

Yesterday's meeting was very powerful as the Lord spoke to us about wholehearted trust in Him, His Truth and His ways. This is what He showed us:

  • God's thoughts and ways are not man's thoughts and ways. Isaiah 55:8,9
  • God wants His children to trust in Him wholeheartedly and not depend on their own wisdom and ways. Proverbs 3:5-7

Looking at 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 we were encouraged by the testimony of a people that wholeheartedly trusted their God and subsequently experienced victory. As the enemy approached, Jehoshaphat and God's people looked to their God for help and their "eyes were on Him." God responded to their prayer by giving them a word which they then simply obeyed. As the people of Jerusalem and Judah began to worship and praise God in the midst of their trial, God delivered them from their enemies and restored to them all that the enemy had stolen from them.

Many times God's thoughts and ways seem foolish to our human reason so we "try" God as long as it seems reasonable and we fill in what we think still needs to be done. A divided heart will not see the outcome that God wants to accomplish through a people who wholeheartedly trust in Him and His Word. The believer must come to terms with the fact that God's thoughts and ways are not his/her thoughts and ways and it is only as we trust God wholeheartedly that we will experience the victory that is ours in Jesus. Either we follow God's "diet" or our own "diet!" The one leads to victory; the other to defeat!

What "diet" are YOU on?

"Listen to me, all you people....Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. believe in his prophets, and you will succeed." 2 Chron. 20:20


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