During this time in my life there has been quite a bit of transition and once again having to decide daily whether or not I really believe the words and lifestyle of Jesus and am willing to say to Him, "You can have all of me, my God. I will not say there is anything in me or my life which you are off limits to." What has been highlighted to me this past few weeks has been the topic of trust, and where I place my faith. A few highlights to emphasize this point to my heart and spirit have been watching the movie, "Do You Believe?" (highly recommend), and the Lord bringing across my path many verses on faith, a few of which are, "...
when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord." - Psalms 4:4-5
And ......... "You will keep in perfect those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal." - Isaiah 26:3-4
I have often been amazed at why God puts such an emphasis on the simplicity of faith and trusting Him. I remember as a teenager asking God for understanding about this topic. I didn't understand why His Word didn't focus more overall on hard work, and earning a position in Him through dedication and service. Sure, it talked about these points, yet it was ones like Abraham, and Esther, Moses, and whole chapters and accounts like Hebrews 11 and the sermon on the Mount that put so much more of an emphasis on the power of Faith, child-likeness and resting in the power of the Lord that I saw continually highlighted and honored by God.
I find myself saying to the Lord more than ever before in my life, "I so desire to Trust you more! I so desire for my steady faith in you to help people see your face and personality, your trustworthiness, and come to know and love you and know that they are seen and loved."