Where Is Your Trust

When we try to do things in our own strength, we are not trusting God. When we take matters in our own hands, we are not trusting God.

We don’t know more than God, but we sure “act” like we do.

When we walk in the Spirit, we are putting our trust in God, and allowing the power that He has given us, that is within us, to work in us. We must believe that we can do all things through Christ. His word says so.

Mark 9:23-24 (KJV) – Jesus said unto him, if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Luke 10:19 (KJV) – behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Philippians 4:13 (KJV) – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

My Way Is Right

In one area or another, we think our way is the right way. We believe we know what’s right for ourselves, as well as for others.

If it’s not God’s way, it’s the flesh, which is the wrong way. God is the way.

Proverbs 21:2 (KJV) – every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

John 14:6 (KJV) – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Be Honest

Let’s practice being honest with ourselves, which will eventually make us honest with one another. And not repaying evil for evil toward one another. When someone does us wrong, we want to repay them with evil, and we want to tell others that we are going to repay the wrong that was done to us.

God wants us to be honest, and doesn’t want us to take matters into our own hands. He wants us to wait on him, and let Him save you. When we do that, God accepts the consequences.

II Corinthians 13:7 (KJV) – now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

Romans 12:17 (KJV) – recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Proverbs 20:22 (KJV) – say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.

Borrowing And Lending

We are to live our lives owing no man nothing. But, that is highly unlikely today. It is very rare that you run across someone that is debt-free.

We want this, we want that, not caring about the consequences of our spending habits. We just want! Which is where all the debt occurred.

But when we borrow, we are to pay back that which we have borrowed. Please note, the person you borrowed from, you have now become their servant. As long as you owe someone money, you are their servant. God’s word said it, I didn’t.

And when we lend, we will bug someone to know end, to get back that which we have loan. But, God’s word say, we shouldn’t expect it back (other than a lending institution) and our reward will be great.

So, when you borrow pay back your debt. And when you lend, don’t expect it back, so that you can receive your reward from our Father.

Romans 13:8 (KJV) – owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Proverbs 22:7 (KJV ) – the rich ruleth over the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Luke 6:35 (KJV) – but love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Live For Today

We live for today and hope for tomorrow. But yet, we live as if tomorrow is promised to us. We say things referring to what “we” will do for tomorrow. That’s because, we speak on our will, not God’s will.

We don’t know what tomorrow brings, only God knows. Therefore, we should speak for tomorrow saying; “if it be God’s will, I will do . . .”. LIVE FOR TODAY!

James 4:14-15 (KJV) – whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

The Uncomfortable Road

More often, we tend to take the road of being comfortable and do what we (man) want to do, then the road of being uncomfortable for a little while, and do what God wants us to do, which is what’s best for us.

It is when we are comfortable which doesn’t allow us to grow, to learn, to move forward in our lives. But, it is when we’re uncomfortable that He stretches our faith, which make us stronger, which moves us forward in our lives.

Be uncomfortable for a short time and receive the long-term blessings, over suffering the consequences of doing what we want to do, for a lifetime.

Romans 6:16 (KJV) – know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

II Corinthians 12:10 (KJV) – therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distress for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Be Content

We complain about the things we don’t have, instead of being happy about the good things we do have. Most are not always happy with what they have. Either we want more of this, or less of that. Not always satisfied. It can always be better, but thank God, it’s not worst.

God wants us to be content with what we have, and to be thankful in all things.

Whatever it is that you’re wishing it were, look at the good in it, and see it as coming from God.

Philippians 4:11 (KJV) – not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV) – in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.