I was challenged deeply this morning in my time with God….hope it can encourage/challenge you all as well.
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17
We cannot make any decision in life without having faith in something or someone. What we do privately and publicly shows who we are putting our faith in.
I think all of us would say that our faith is in God and God alone…is it? When life is going really good, (grades are up, getting married, wife is happy) when life is just awesome do we find ourselves ignoring God? Not a hand in His face ignoring, but we don’t acknowledge His hand in our lives as much as when life is not going as well.
If we are not careful we can ignore our God in times of trial. When we have no more answers for why the sickness, disease, agony and pain must continue we can become tired of God. When He seems to be silent and it looks as if our prayers our falling on deaf ears, what then.
So here is the ultimate question in which each of us MUST be completely honest with ourselves when we answer it.
Who is your God?
What do you know about your God. If we put faith in someone it is because we trust them. If a stranger asked for money but promised to return the loan if you just provided your name, number, and home address, you probably aren’t going to give the money or the info. But if a close friend or relative asked the same thing you probably wouldn’t hesitate to provide the funds. Why? Because you have trust in them and in turn have faith in them. (thanks for the illustration Jim Berg)
We will only have faith in God if we trust Him. We learn to trust Him by getting to know Him. We also learn to trust Him by looking at what He is doing or already has done in our lives.
Take some time today and WRITE down the reasons you have to trust our awesome God. Being in God’s Word teaches us about Himself and also teaches more about our amazing relationship with Him.
“…it is much easier to trust someone whom we highly respect since every decision is a trust decision–it reveals whom we trust,” ~Jim Berg