Are you trusting God or His blessings?

13 04 2009

Here’s another thought inspired by the recent sermon by Brian Jarrett.  Like I said in that post, I could write a lot more about it.  So here’s some more.  🙂

Let’s start with Proverbs 18:10-11:

The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe.

The wealth of the rich is their fortified city;
they imagine it an unscalable wall.

Are you trusting in God or in His blessings?

This is one of those questions where we know the right answer, but we should look deeper to see what is truly in our hearts.  Here’s an example to ponder: If God told you to quit your job without having another one lined up, would you do it?  Or if God asked you to give away all your money and house, would you do it?  Then answer the question of whether you’re depending on God or His blessings.

We may think God would never ask us to do something so “irrational”, but it happened to Brian Jarrett (and I’ve heard of someone else it happened to).  If it seems foolish or irresponsible to us, it’s because we aren’t trusting God for our provision and future.   Hasn’t He promised to meet all our needs?  Even if a miraculous event is required for our needs to be met, that’s not a problem for God.

It’s a lot easier to “trust” God when we have enough money in the bank, but if we truly trust Him, we will still trust Him even if He is the only source we can depend on.

That’s just something to think about…  It’s good to ask ourselves these tough questions, because I think we tend to think we’re more spiritual than we really are.




One response

17 04 2009
Mikes@Your Daily Word

a great reminder indeed! sometimes we’re after God’s hand instead of God’s heart. let’s all focus on the king and not the treasures of the kingdom. he said, seek first his kingdom and all these things shall be added as well.

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