Monday, 24 April 2017

Today Reminder – 24 April 2017

A reminder for today
And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God's house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ's blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:21-22)

Whom do you trust? Where do you place your trust? It is funny, but circumstances can destroy trust and trust is something that is in some instances very hard to earn. Crime and corruption in our country has merely destroyed trust in our fellow citizens. We close up and we just stop trusting people. However, what about your trust in tomorrow? What do you trust that tomorrow will be ok? Some people have a large savings account that they believe will help them, other people trust their possessions and think that wealth will take them through tomorrow. So many people think that their future is safe in their own hands, yet we know that anything can happen and we do not have control over all. So why would you trust your worldly possessions to keep you from despair. Where did those things that we value so much come from? You see, God gave us life. Then He blessed us with talents and gifts like sight and intelligence so that we are able to get a job. Then He blessed us with an income so that we can live. Nothing that we are is because we are so cool. We did not make ourselves, and we surely did not buy our talents. So all that we are is because God gave it to us. Therefore, if God gave us so much, why do we need to place our trust in anything other than Him? Why do we think we alone can foresee all that awaits us in the future? 

I have said it before and I do not care to say it again. My trust is in Jesus Christ. He is, He was, and He will always be. If He has taken care of me for so long therefore, He will surely do it forever. So, in other words nothing that I have is in fact mine, because I received it out of His gracious hand. Then why am I so reluctant to help other? It is, because my trust is not in the right place. Now, come with me and let us place our trust completely in the Lord and let us help those in need. Do not let the enemy confuse you and keep you from the blessing of blessing someone else. This world is temporary and soon it will all be gone. What then? Will you stand before God in fear of a life wasted or will you stand in amazement with a life lived for His glory and enter into heaven? Where is your trust? Mine is in Jesus Christ and I will not waste another moment listening to the lies of a fallen enemy.

Lord, in you I place all my trust and all my fears and I pray that you will heal our lands and show your glory as we unite in prayer. To you we give all the praise and all the glory. Let us live for you alone. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.