This morning, so much is pouring through my mind about God. I can tell I need an outlet. So I pick here and I pick you. #thanksforlistening
There is a depth to God that is daily revealed. As I see Him more, the more I realize how much there is yet to realize. For instance, there is something happening right now in my life that requires me trusting Him overtly. I use the word overtly because we are wittingly or unwittingly always trusting God - that there will be air right now for my lungs to suck, that my chair will stay rooted to the ground with gravity, that... you name it. It's Him.
So whether or not I'm aware of it, I'm always trusting God. But now to what I'm overtly trusting God about. When I begin to think about it (this thing I'm awarely trusting God about), I remind myself that it is in His hands and I need only to trust Him. So now I deeply begin to ponder the action and process of trusting.
It's not enough anymore to just say things. They must be. Actualized. Felt. Interpreted and danced.
Just saying, "I trust God" is a start, but just saying it alone makes me want to heave.
So I'm fixated on trust. Mesmerized by it. We are to trust in the Lord with all our heart. Okay. Let's. But beyond saying that we do, how does it work? What does it feel like. If every time I open my mouth to speak to Jesus, I'm bringing up this thing I'm trusting Him for, it feels more like I'm fretting, not trusting.
This morning I said: I am determining to trust God. Then I began to think about determination. Where does it comes from? Well, God. He gives me the ability to trust Him. So then what else is determination for, but to purposefully sink my life into the One who created it.
Everything was created for Him, and through Him. He gives me the ability to trust Him, so that my life...
It always come back to Jeremiah 17:7
Blessed is the one who puts their trust in the Lord, who puts their confidence in Him.
I know that trusting God is a key to becoming who I'm meant to be. I know this. To become the tree you were created to be, to bear the fruit He created you to produce has everything to do with TRUST. It's one of the clues.
So today I put my trust in the only One worthy of trust. And I ache, oh I ache to find Him. To sit at His feet and to hear Him. To delight and delight and then delight in His Word. May my earnest desire (given to me by Him) to sink my life into His love (gushing over me by the power of the Holy Spirit) result in Him saturating my life fully and forever. May those who walk by my life find fruit that leads them to Him.
Jeremiah 17:5-8 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.