Monday, August 31, 2009

Heart full of Idols


Then the word of the Lord came to me, “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and up wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?” Ezekiel 14:2-3

Pretty bold move to ask what God thinks after putting idols in your heart before the Lord. That is kind of crazy. It makes no sense that they do that. It’s like they are trying to do the religious tour. I can see why God would be mad. I wouldn’t want to be inquired of if they are listening to lies. The leaders of Israel are making big mistakes here in these verses. God through out this book of Ezekiel has shown that he wants their total hearts, and when there is something else in it like an idol. It makes it impossible for God to work in there. Not a good move for the leaders, not a good move for anyone who wants advice from God. To make matters worse, it’s not like they do not understand that it is wrong, it is like they choose not to do the right thing.

So much to learn from these people that Ezekiel has to deal with. Knowing that there is impending destruction coming, I don’t think I would be in the most chipper mood. But the lessons are clear. I like to think that as I read about these guys I am not like that. But the more and more I read, I realize that the daily devotions have been more like a mirror to my soul. There are some things that are okay, but for the most part there are thing that need to be worked on. Today, is no exception. I read about having idols in their hearts, but then I look into my heart, and yes there are things that are in the way of God. I may not see them as idols but I know that they have no place in being in competition with God. So I got to purge them from my life. Not exactly the easiest thing to do.

Lord I pray to against the idols in my heart. Lord I want to run to You and not look back. Thank you, Lord for leaving such great lessons in Your Word.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The darkness


He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, ‘The Lord does not see us; the Lord has forsake the land.’” Ezekiel 8:12

In the darkness we do a lot of things that are not honorable. Under the covers, behind closed doors, hidden in the corner is where our true nature comes out. Being in the darkness it is comfortable, it is quiet, it is welcoming to those who want to keep things hidden. But the thing is we cannot run from God. God can see in the darkness. Nothing is hidden from Him. That is good. But really is the darkness bad? At night if you see stars, you need darkness. For sleep, you need darkness. Darkness at times is peaceful, but it is what you do in the darkness is what is important. Being in the darkness is not sinful, the purpose and things you do in the darkness determines if it is sinful or not.

You know I like being in the dark. For me it is fun and it is relaxing, but there are also things did in the darkness that wasn’t glorifying to God. However in the darkness there were times of great prayer and great revelation. So what odes this mean for me? I know God sees everything and know everything that I do. So the fight isn’t that I should avoid the darkness, it is what I bring into the darkness. If I bring His glory into the darkness then it will be awesome. But if I bring my sin nature into the darkness then that’s not good. Darkness can be very beneficial but very detrimental.

Lord i bring you into the darkness so that You can light it up with Your light. I pray for your guidance and love.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The teachable heart...


“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground” Psalms 143:10

David is a great person to learn from. Here in his song to God he tells of how he cries out for mercy and how his desire is to really server the Lord. Here he says for God to teach him to do his will. It is a powerful thing to say. Being open to be teachable to God. If there is anything that is important that is to be open to God and what He wants to do. Despite his hard life David dedicated his life to God and had an open teachable heart. It is something to be inspired about.

Now how can this apply to me. No matter what goes on in life I am inspired by David because no matter what happened he stuck to God and tired to live his best for him. I aspire to have this kind of resilience to hold on to God and no matter what. It’s not that I don’t know what is about me but sometimes I struggle to be this type of man. It is not easy. It is easier when you have things against you. Let’s face it the phrase “Jesus is all you need, because sometimes Jesus is all you got,” that is easy. It is when you are under pressure, under times of stress, those are the times where I have to cling to God. But also times when things are going good when things are easy and when there is no pressure at all, those are the times when it is most important to cling to God. Being open to God and having Him mold me is the key to clinging to God. I must have this openness so He can lead e to level ground. That is the true desire, to be close to Him and be on level ground.

Lord help me to be close to you so that I can learn from you. I want to learn from You so you can guide me to level ground.

Ministry Importance


“It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.” 3 John 7-8

It was good that Gaius whom John was writing to in this letter showed great love for the missionary brothers here. It’s not easy to be someone who is spreading the word for of God and get any kind of support. There was this missionary couple I witnessed at a church who testified on their constant struggle to reach this certain group in Thailand, and every time they came back to see Christian bothers and sisters they felt refreshed. They felt loved and energized. Much like here how Gaius is supporting the brothers. I also like how John said, that we all work together for the truth. No matter where you are in the mission field, we are all on a mission to forward God’s love to all.

So no matter where I am in the mission field, if I am on the front lines or if I am on the working lines, it is important to know that we are all serving a great purpose here in spreading the love of Jesus to others. It is equally as important no matter where you are in the field to be able to give support to those who are there and to know that where ever you are in the body of Christ, you are content to to be there. To me that is the hardest, to give support and be content where I am at. Sometimes I’d rather be else where, but I have to realize that God has me exactly where I need to be.

Lord help me to be content and supportive where I am at. It’s not easy. But with you I know I am able.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Be ready to be called on...

Jeremiah said. “The word of the Lord came to me, Hannamel son of Sallum your uncle is going to come to you and say, ‘Buy my field at Anathoth, because as the nearest relative it is your right and duty to buy it.’ Then, just as the Lord had said, my cousin Hanamel came to me in the courtyard of the guard and said, ‘Buy the field at Anthoth in the territory of Benjamin. since it is your right to redeem it and possess it, but it for yourself.’ I knew that this was the word of the Lord; so I bought the field...” Jeremiah 32:6-9

Now I guess it was custom for a family member to offer the land to be purchased by another family member first before offering it to the public. Which is a thrifty thing to do. Keeping things all in the family. But that’s not the lesson here. The lesson that can be learned is that it is important to be able to hear God and follow through. To add on to that, you have to be ready. Here is the example that Jeremiah not only was listening to God, he had the resources to purchase this piece of land. It’s not like God had to perform a miracle to bring money to Jeremiah so that he can purchase it. But Jeremiah had the resources to begin with so that God was able to use it for His glory. Not only was Jeremiah obedient to the word of the Lord, he was able to do it because he was prepared for it.

Now really God does not need us to do anything, but for some wonderful reason, He loves to use us. Yet often I feel as if I am not as effective or as complete in my ministry as I would like to be. But what it could be is that the lesson lies here in Jeremiah. The lesson, is that you need to be ready to be used by God. It’s not just a matter of that He is going to give you a huge assignment, it is when is He going to place you in an assignment. In order for Him to place me in an assignment I need to be ready for it. To me that means to make my life as mission ready as possible. There are many ways to be mission ready. First of all, am I praying and studying His word enough. Second, am I at peace with all my brothers and sisters. Third, am I in the financial shape I need to be in. Fourth, am I in the physical shape I need to be in. Finally, five: Am I constantly learning new things or improving my skills daily. I love reading the Bible but the one thing I missed after reading it the first couple of times is that though there is many miracle stories and stories of great men of God doing great things, what I missed is that there is silence between the stories. Silence between the miracles and the stories are the times where the people prepared for the ministry. Look at Jesus, we hear of his birth, then at age 12, then we never hear what happens again to him till he was beginning his ministry at age 30. Do you think during that time he was just sitting doing nothing. I hardly doubt it. He must have been using these times as a time to prepare and get ready. So when God called he was ready. Now I have to learn this. I have to learn to use the slow times as a preparation for the future. I have to learn to use these times as a time to get ready for what God is about to bring. It all starts here and it all starts now.

Lord thank you for this particular devotion now, not sure what is coming up but I have this feeling you are telling me to get ready.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Do well anywhere

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters, find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage... In crease in numbers there... Also, seek the welfare of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:5-7

This is not exactly the message I would want to hear if I was exiled in a city I did not want to be in. But this is the message that Jeremiah delivers to the Israelites. If I were them I would want to hear the message of freedom not one of settling. It must have been frustrating to see hear this from God. But, God through Jeremiah encourages them through these times. Here God wants them to do their best even if they do not like the situation they are in. Then to make matters worse for them God ask the Israelites to pray for the city they are exiled too. The Israelites must have puked after hearing this. That’s like asking a prisoner to pray for the the prison that it prospers. I bet there were expecting freedom not to settle down.

Seeking the welfare of the city is not easy when you hate the place. Now we are not in captivity but or anything, but there are times where I can’t stand being in a certain place. It’s like me living in this one part of my town. But I grew up in a totally different part of town. Not that where I live now is bad, but it’s just not exactly what I am used to. That’s just one situation. There are many other situations that I am in that I am not content with, but the lesson here I need to learn is that you need to seek the best in that situation no matter what. God wants us to strive and prosper. He wants us to do our very best in no matter what situation we are in. He wants us our lives to be an outward reflection of our faith in Him. But it’s hard, it’s not easy to be in content in situations that I don’t want to be in. But that is what God is asking. Pray for it.

Lord help me to move from one step of faith to another. I pray for the welfare of the place where I am situated no matter how bad it is.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fused faith


“Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from HIm in shame at His coming.” 1 John 2:28

According to some commentaries John was addressing the Gnostics here and was rebuking their teaching. Basically John was doing some full on apologetics here. But what also is interesting and what you see here is how much John incurs that your faith must be totally fused with your life. In order for that to happen you must be in the mindset that everything is spiritual. But also John so far specifies on how much of your fellowship with God is linked to your obedience to Him. That is where the rubber meets the road. Faith and life must be tied together.

Now the concept of this is not difficult to understand, it is the action. John here shows me that it is very important to have your faith and your deeds to be one in the same. Christ was a living example of what our lives should be shaped like. Now granted, we can never attain perfection, but at the same time God isn’t asking for that. He is asking for our hearts to be in love with him and that our actions be a testament to our love for Him. Now I like to do certain things that I know does not garner the approval of God. I have things that need improvement on. So for me isn’t so much what can I do, but how much do I love God that I am willing to change my ways as a love response to Him. “Love never fails,” writes Paul. God never fails. Can I change certain things because of His love for me? That is what is necessary to have a faith that is abiding in Him.

Lord help me to have a fused faith. To have a faith that is one in the same with what You want for my life. You know I am not perfect. But thank you for Your grace.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Distractions


When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” John 21:21-22

Peter is so human it’s awesome. In the midst of a risen savior, a given assignment, and the prediction of his death, he still ask about John. For what ever reason, if it was out of curiosity, concern, or he was just being nosy, Peter asked about John. Then Jesus sharply rebukes him, basically saying, “Never mind about him, follow me!” Jesus told him to do not be concerned of what happens with John, just stick to your assignment and keep focused and do what you got to do. Peter just got a distracted but Jesus made sure that the focus was upon the assignment that was given, and the life that Peter was to live.

Now I can read this and say, “Peter, what an idiot!” But really I am no better then him. My life is full of examples of how I was given an assignment and then I got distracted. At times I feel as if I get a little bit out of hand were I am not sure what if I am supposed to do this one assignment or not. There are also times where I know where I need to go but I when I begin the assignment, I get sidetracked and I take longer to finish the assignment. That isn’t good. But sometimes it will help with learning on being focused. I remember a time when we were traveling in California from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and we all decided to get there quicker and use the I-5 Route rather than the Highway 101. Though the 101 was prettier, it takes a long time. Last second my dad takes 101 without letting anyone know. Not that it was bad, but we got distracted and it took longer to get to the destination. When I get an assignment from God, I should take the attitude of focus get it done, or just focus in upon it. Keep focused on it and not loose sight of the goal. Take I-5 not 101.

Lord thank you for this reminder to keep me focused in upon doing your will. Help me to fulfill the assignments that are given.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Following Hard...

“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the men of Judah and the poeple of Jerusalem, ‘Will you not learn and obey my words?’ declares the Lord. ‘Jonadab son of Recab ordered his sons not to drink wine and this command has been kept. To this day they do not drink wine, because they obey their forefather’s command. But I have spoken to you again and again, yet you have not obeyed me.” Jeremiah 35:13-14

Looking at this verse I say poor Israel but then again poor humans. If you think about it, how many times do we as humans sink into our sin because of our inability to do listen and obey. Sometimes out of pure fear we listen, but why can’t we be like Jonadab, listen once and then obey. That is the mark of a man who is persistant, a man who is dedicated to the cause. Though it seems weird, he stuck to it for generations. This is the kind of obedience God is asking for. The type where we listen and we obey simple as that.

Now, not that I do not obey, but often times, I pick and choose what part of God’s commands to obey. Love the Lord, check, Love others, check. Do not worry, oooh, not so good. Do not lust... eek, could be better. Let only goodness come out ouf your mouth... yeikes, need impovement. Now, I’m not perfect. But what needs to be done in my life is to grow a better understanding of what is necessary for obey. I must really obey God in order to really be in His will.

Lord thank you for the reminder, I pray that you keep me from straying from Your will.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Righteous Benefits...


“Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands.” Psalms 112:1

The great thing about this chapter is that it has the whole explanation of what it means to be a man of God and all the benefits of living for Him. So what are the benefits of living for God in a righteous lifestyle: your children will be mighty, you have wealth and riches, darkness does not over take you, you do not fear bad news. Characteristics include someone who follows the Lord’s commands, fears God, is generous with his wealth. The benefit outweighs the the loss.

As I write this I am in local 24 hour restaurant here. I got placed here on the counter. At first I wasn’t exactly too thrilled to be here. But as it turns out this is exactly where I need to be. God has wonderful ways of teaching lessons. At first I was complaining in my head about my location. But after I started this devotion I just stopped complaining. Then in a moment I was given the chance to just observe what is going on around me. Here at this counter I was able to observe the servers, the cooks, the bus boys, the customers, and even the dishwasher. It’s crazy how much goes on behind the food. These guys work hard. It’s hot, its busy and they are on their feet all the whole time. Okay, my job isn’t exactly easy, but really, computers can keep me up all night, but I am in a cool air condition room, with a Coke in my hand, reading numbers on a screen. Okay sometimes I have to get down and dirty and run wire in the walls, but really it’s not that hard. Here it is kind of crazy. So what does this have to do with today’s devotions? It takes a lot to make a restaurant run. Much like it takes a lot for a man to live a life that is pleasing to God, yet the benefits are amazing. Like here, I can enjoy good food with out cooking, cleaning, and preparing. Yet it doesn’t negate the fact that the work must get done. So the lesson lies that if you want all the benefits of being a man who is blessed by God, then you got to do the hard stuff and fear the Lord. Fearing the Lord is not easy. It’s an adjustment of lifestyle, it is constant denying your desires. It’s humbling yourself daily and submit to God. Not easy work. No wonder God bless so. If His child is willing to be humbled and willing to submit to His plans. I can see why God rewards.

Lord at first I tried to see what the secret was to all the benefits, but really it’s simple: love you and obey your commands. Lord thank you for this wonderful lesson in such an unexpected place.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A foot wash...


Jesus answered, “A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” John 13:10

Here Jesus washes his disciples feet which is symbolic of service to each other. The whole thing of washing your feet is kind of gross. It’s not like today where we have shoes and paved roads. These guys had sandals and dirt roads. So foot washing was kind dirty. But here the beautiful symbolism is that we are to serve or brothers and sisters in Christ, because if we are all walking together then we will get dirty, we will get dirt on or feet. But we don’t need to be cleansed each and every time. We just need Jesus to wash or feet and continue our journey. The washing of feet energizes you, it makes things clear, and gets you ready for the next leg of the journey.

There are times in my journey with Christ that I feel like my feet are tired and dirty. There are times where I just need a little pick me up. It’s good to know that God will be there to give me an encouragement, and wash my feet. After those times I am totally refreshed by what He does to me that it encourages me to go walk more and continue. Also at times, when I feel discouraged a brother in Christ is there to encourage me to move more in the image of Him. Though I know there is more meaning behind these verses, I know that these verses have tons of Biblical truths, but for today. I think God just is reminding me that He loves me and is washing my feet.

Lord you are amazing. Thank you for this wonderful word. Thank you for encouraging me.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The shortest verse in the bible...


“Jesus wept.” John 11:35

This is the shortest verse in the Bible, but it’s impact is pretty powerful. What was going on in the back story was crazy. A close friend of Jesus, dead. People crying and weeping all around. There were questions being asked, “Why did you come so late Jesus?” or other questions such as, “Let’s see what He does now?” With so much happening all around, Jesus here at this moment did exactly what I wouldn’t expect. He cried. He cried for the people who were lost, who were so caught up in the here and now that the death of Lazarus was seen as an end on itself. He cried for the hearts of those who did not understand this, and plotted to kill him. He cried for those who did not see that the salvation of the world was right in their midst. He cried for the death of a friend. At this time we see Jesus who is very God, be very human all at the same time. This is an amazing thing that happens where God show how much He loves us. Then in the thickness of the darkness around, Jesus brought forth a great miracle. Someone rose from the dead.

In my life I know that there were many dark times, where things were falling apart, where I was unable to find my way out of the cold. Where there were confusing things happening everywhere. But God all the time, works his greatest miracles through those times. Here is no exception. The great miracle was about to happen. Often times am like the people. My faith is wandering, I am uncertain who God is in my life and things are falling apart all around. But here God cools tempers and insures all those, that He is in charge. Likewise in my life, when things fall apart, I know that God is in charge, that Jesus saves and I have nothing to fear. I often forget this and I wonder what the heck to do when things are falling around. I must realize that God is there, the miracle is around the corner, and most of all He is crying along with me.

Lord thank you for your unending love. It is refreshing to know that You love me so much.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Doing His Work


“As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming when no one can work.” John 9:4-5

Jesus sets the example of what we need to do with our lives. Here we need to do the will of God. No matter what. We need to complete God’s work. We need to do all that we can as long as our lives permit. I like how Jesus phrases it, “As long as it is day...” It seems like He is saying, “As long as you are alive...” As long as you breath you are to do God’s work. It’s funny because that would mean that God’s work is 100% of the time. There is really no time to rest because God’s work is always happening.

What I am learning from Jesus is that He really loves God and is willing to do His will, 100%. The bar Jesus gives is us so hard. But I know that He wants us to be there one day. He wants me to be completely in His will and constantly working to God’s kingdom. The work of the Lord is never easy and is never ending. But from what I am learning from Jesus is that He loved God more than anything else. And He showed it by doing the assignments that were given. I like this example. I wonder how well I am doing in my assignments. I wonder if God us up there smiling? The more I read this passage there is a growing increase inside of me to grow closer and closer to God so that I can hear exactly what is He is doing. This is exciting. I wonder what God has in store for us, his children to do.

Jesus thank you for the example that you have shown. Help me to draw close and hear what the Father is doing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How do I look?


“Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment” John 7:24

Here the poeple were either confused, mad, or just doubtful. Here Jesus just did several miracles and yet still most people did not get what Jesus was saying. The heart of the matter is what is real here. We have people that either are just playing around with God. I know that it might be kind of hard to take at face value, but come on man. God has shown them miracles and still really the are making judgments.

Now I’m not better either, because do I not also suffer what these people have, but also that I know what happens at the Bible. Jesus wins. He conquers sin and death. So I should be excited over this news. But in reality I walk away from the Gosple just as eaisly as the others. I begin to ask question, I begin to change my thinking. But really, God is eternal and I must choose him daily.

Lord I thank you.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Getting out...


Jesus later found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who made him well. John 5:14-15

Interesting statement made by Jesus. Here he says for the paralyzed man to stop sinning. Now I have no idea why Jesus would say this being that the scriptures are not clear on what exactly the man did. However, what can be deduced is that the man who was healed came right back to the place where he was paralyzed. The command that Jesus gave him was to “Get up and walk.” Well the man did, but after opposition he came right back to where he started. It is almost the same as a sinner that returns back to one’s old ways after God has brought them out of such a bad life. The Israelites did it all the time. The rebelled against God then came right back to the ways of sin. Here the man was saved then came right back to the place. Why do we do that? Why do we return back to the lifestyle that we are saved from? Maybe it is familiar, may be we perceive that it is too difficult for us to get out of the current lifestyle that we are in and just give up. Maybe, what happens is that we try to get out of the bad lifestyle but then get because of other that pressure us we return back to the life style we were in. But Jesus says, “Pick up your mat, and walk.” He didn’t say, pick up your mat and when it gets tough, come back. He said to walk.

You know I nearly passed by this verse but it just kept bothering me. I didn’t understand what exactly Jesus meant. However, what I know from this verse is that when Jesus frees you from something, don’t turn back, but if you do, He loves us enough that he will turn back and remind us to move on. That makes me leap for joy. God saves and continues to move us into His righteousness. He moves us to His glory. He moves us to His ways. He know that we are not perfect, but he brings us back when we are walking out of sync. He warns us, He comes back to us, He gives us the opportunity to change. I love that about God. I love that He is so good that and Loves us so much. My part is not to obey and listen to what He is saying. I need to obey when God calls, though I know that if I stray, He will be there to guide me back. God you are so good!

Lord thank you for loving us so much that you guide us back when we return to the muck of our lives. You are so good. Lord your love is awesome.

God loves you that much...


When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” John 4:7,9

Talk about getting your attention. When God grabs your attention he does it in a big way. From our other reading in 2 Chronicles 33 Manasseh’s kingdom gets taken over by Babylon before he cries out to God. Here the Samaritan woman gets asked by Jesus to give him a drink, a big taboo in Jewish culture during that time. Both of these occurrences, God calls, and the people respond. That is what God wants, when he sees things that need to be either fixed in our lives, or if he wants to use us to accomplish his plans, He calls then the people must respond. It’s amazing how much though he loves us. In each of these stories he appealed to the individual knowing exactly what was needed to get their attention. He catered to the individual. God loves us each person that much.

This is an amazing story, not only of God’s love for us, but how much he really wants us to be part of his Kingdom plan. He goes to great lengths to get our attention so that we may listen. He loves us that much. He loves us so much that he doesn’t want us to die or to no prosper, but gives us ample opportunity to hear his voice and listen to his commands. He gives us so much chances. That is awesome about God. So the lesson here, when God speaks, I must listen. When He wants me to move or to act upon something, especially when He strains to get my attention, I need to move fast. However, to be really mature in Christ, I need to be like Paul, when God just speaks, Paul listened and obeyed without hesitation. To be that mature in God. Now that is what God wants.

Lord I am a long way from Paul, but I know you love me and times you make things pretty obvious. Lord I pray that you continue to show me the direction of Your will, and thank you for sometimes going to extreme lengths to reach me.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My soul finds rest in God...

“My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress I will never be shaken.” Psalms 62:1-2
I never really paid attention to this Psalm until I the praise song by Shane and Shane. Then after giving this a little study, this is an awesome Psalm. It is written by King David, and the brief commentary says that David in this psalm expresses complete trust in God and that he believes that God will bring him out of this situation at that time. Apparently David has enemies coming at him at every side. Jerusalem is on the verge of being attacked. But David expresses his complete trust in God. Salvation comes from no one but God. This is unbelievable how much he trust God. David rest in God, his salvation comes from God, and he cleaves to God and God alone.
There are so many lessons to learn here from this passage. Besides the obvious, that we need to trust in God alone, but that of having faith in God and knowing He is the only one we need to trust in. It’s not that I didn’t know it, but being human I forget. I sometimes forget how much we really need to trust God. I forget that I myself need to believe like David. In God alone he rest in. Therefore it needs to be God alone I rest in. It needs to be in God alone. When things are great, it is God alone I should trust in, when things fall apart, it is God alone I should trust in. Our hope should be in no one else but Him. David makes this point very clear. How can I now take this and apply it my life.
Lord you are the Rock, you are my salvation. Who really should I be trusting in? Thank you for the reminder that it is in You and You alone I should trust in.