God has made this a constant theme in my life...
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
Even on the radio this morning, God, in His Sovereignty allowed me hear a pastor ask, "Do you trust Him?"
Many times in the Bible, Jesus asks people to do interesting things.
I love how Mary, Jesus' mother, told His disciples,
"Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." John 2:5b
She told the disciples this when the wedding was out of wine.
Can you imagine what the disciples were thinking when Jesus told them, "Fill the waterpots with water." John 2:7?
If it was me, I would reply, "But Jesus' they need wine now! We don't have time for this! What are you doing!? It will take forever to find the nearest well and lug those huge things around! It's late and I'm tired! I don't want to. Can't you find someone else? This is so weird. What are we doing?!"
(Can you tell I'm whiny? - Get it? heehee :)
But Christ, in His love, patiently waited for them to obey His command, so they could have a front row seat to witness the manifestation of His glory and believe that He was the Son of God.
"This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him." John 2:11
FRONT ROW SEAT!
If they would have said, "No thank you Jesus. We're gonna sit this one out. You can find someone else do it."
Look what they would have missed out on!
So do YOU trust Him?
Do you trust Him when He asks you to love the unlovable
"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." John 15:12
(God loved us when we were His enemy. Romans 5:10)
...and forgive the unforgivable?
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14-15
Do you trust Him when He asks you to give Him your everything?
"Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me." Mark 10:21
Do you trust Him when He asks you to love Him more than ANYONE or ANYTHING else?
Do you trust Him when He promised He is coming back soon?
Rev 22:7 " Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book."
Do you trust Him?
We say with our mouth we trust Him....
but do our actions prove that we do?
" But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." James 1:22