Friday, June 16, 2017

I'm Good, Are You?

Hebrews 11:1 describes faith, as “…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Verse 3 states, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” So, get this, if God can form the world and everything in it, by his Word, out of things that we can’t see with the naked eye, yet they exist, then He must be really AWESOME, in the truest sense of the word. He sounds like someone you can truly trust.

But in verse 6, it says, “…without faith it is impossible to please Him (God).” Therefore, in order to experience the wonder of such a magnificent being, you will need to trust in Him. However, with power like that, it is pretty easy – for me anyway; He has never, ever failed or forsaken me. He is worthy to be praised and trusted.

Lastly, Paul makes a thoughtful and provoking statement in Romans 8:32: “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” What Paul is saying is that God gave the world, the very best that heaven had to offer – His only unique Son, Jesus, to die on our behalf, while we hated him.

Now think about that! What on earth could you ever need in this life that God would not supply? He has already proven His marvelous love for you, by allowing His son to die on your behalf, which gives you the opportunity to escape the horrors of this life and to spend eternity with Him, in a place far too wonderful for me to describe in this short space. Therefore,” trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

I just wish that I could have a one-on-one with each of you personally, so that I could tell you how great and loving the God that I serve is.  He is worthy to be praised and trusted. Therefore, I’m good; are you? There is so much that could I remember in my days of youth, quite often you might hear someone say, in the course of conversation, these words especially if there had been some disagreement and one party was seeking to make amends with the other – “I’m good, are you good?” if the other person replied in-kind then they could part as if nothing had happened. But if there was no positive reply to the question, they would part in anger or frustration.

However, I want to put a twist on this saying, as I introduce to you another of the items on the “Big Eight” list “Trust in God.”  I usually save it for last, but I’m in a worshipful mood, so I felt to share. Worry is blind and cannot see the future, but if you trust in God and seek His will, then whatever is troubling you can be dispelled.

be said to embellish your faith; and if for some reason you do not presently enjoy the wonders of a relationship with Jesus, then pay close attention, hopefully you will be tempted to consider starting one. 

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