Monday, March 16, 2015

You Can Take Him At His Word

Have you been walking at your own risk? You know, your own ideas about living and what to do with life? It can be confusing trying to make it on our own. Oh, we try with all our might, but something is always missing. It's right there, but we can never quite place our finger on it. Things tend to not work out the way we planned. Been there? 

"Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long." Psalm 25:4-5

We live in this 'right now' kind of world. We see it, we gotta have it. Somebody else it doing it, we too gotta get involved. Yes, we try with all our might to fill up and be satisfied, but something's always missing. We look everywhere to be satisfied, but after a while we are left empty. We are left hungry and thirsty. 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Seems we turn to everyone except our Creator. Why is that? Do we really think others are going to know what's better for us? I think we kinda  like listening to people who agree with us and walk beside us in our confusion. I mean, do we really want to admit to others that we don't understand at all? So much in our lives is confusing. Why do we forever keep wasting time searching on our own? That dreadful pride gets us every time. 

"For the Word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

See, here's the thing. When we surrender our lives to Jesus and take Him for His Word we can trust Him. Yes, we can believe Him. He's the One person who will never lie to us and who will never let us down. His Word is our road map to life. Prayer is our communication system with Jesus. 

"The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8

He is our Compass. Our Guide. He is our Everything. So, why do we keep putting off going to Jesus and simply asking Him, "Okay, Jesus, what's this message I keep hearing about?" We gotta start somewhere, right? He knows our heart. There isn't anything we can hide from Him. So, why on earth do we keep pushing Him away and inviting the world's view to guide us through our lives? 

"The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and like a spring whose waters never run dry." Isaiah 58:11

Just begin. Open His Word. Read it. Pray about it. Search it. Just open the Bible and begin. We all have to begin somewhere and sometime. We may not understand everything we read. God has His perfect timing. He will show us what we need to know and what we are able to understand. He has been preparing you for this moment your whole life. He's waiting patiently. He'll show you the way. He'll give you the key to unlocking your yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8


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