‘JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER’ INJECTION: January 4, 2013
“Serving God doesn’t mean we’ll no longer have difficulties. We’re still on the battlefield, but we don’t have to fight alone.” ~Joyce Meyer
Here’s the secret to life: TRUST GOD AND GOD ALONE!
When we really get that promise, when you know that promise way down deep in your knower, it’ll revolutionize your life. When everything else is stripped away, when all the things we are attached to are gone, we discover that in the end, only God holds life. It’s only God who matters. And his promise is certain. When all else is gone, there still is God. God’s sweet voice saying, I will never leave you nor forsake you.
God is teaching us the only place for your trust is in him. Everything else will fade or let you down. He teaches us that over and over again in the Bible, because for some reason, we humans have a hard time getting it. Our tendency is to put our trust in things instead of Him.
We accumulate stuff at an incredible rate. So fast, we can’t keep up with all the stuff-no room for it all. Possessions mean so much to us. We can’t let go. We build extra garages for our cars and houses continue to expand. There are now 32,000 storage facilities in the United States, with something like 1.3 billion square feet of extra storage because our houses and apartments can’t contain it all. The more we have, the more we need, the more we have, the more we worry about it. And it’s never enough.
When somebody asked John Rockefeller how much was enough, he said, “Just a little bit more.”
Today’s reminder is very clear: Don’t put your trust in what you have. Life is not what you have. Hear it again: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have. ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ Trust God and him alone.
When we don’t put our trust in things-sometimes we put our trust in people, in human beings, and institutions. We trust pastors, we trust leaders, we trust role models.
But it’s not what you have, and it’s not who you know. Trust in God-only in Him. Again, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5-6)
That’s the one sure thing – God’s promise of His presence.
When you really get that promise, it changes your life!
~The Rev. Dr. Allen Hunt
THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY!
Scripture References for This Weekend:
- Deuteronomy 31:6
- Hebrews 13:5
Submitted by:Dwayne B. Neal – Team N.A.M.E.S. “Knowledge is power, but ACTION is King!”