Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blessings Come in Trusting God For Everything

You know it is amazing how much kids are alike. If they get something they don’t need or aren’t supposed to have, the minute mom or dad checks it out, their little hands go behind their backs. Somehow they think holding the object behind them will keep the parents from seeing it.  “Let me see” is usually followed by two little fists holding even tighter to the object. Often the fists must be pried open to get the unwanted object out of their hands. For some reason, the more they shouldn’t have the object, the tighter they hold it! Running is usually involved as well! As they get older they get a little better at hiding things, but parents just know.  Amazingly most all children are alike – they just want to hide what they shouldn’t be holding onto.  We parents get the object away and usually pat them on the head and remind them that it’s a “no no”. Sometimes as children get older, they begin having tantrums when the object is taken from them. But a strong parent will not heed the gesture and do what’s right for the child in spite of their objections.

I find myself holding on firmly as well. It’s not always something outright bad, but the implications of holding so tightly to things makes us look more to the object than to the focus we should have.  Almost daily I find that my Father is asking me what’s in my hands. As I relinquish the object of my affections into His hands, He reminds me that He knows best. There are times that I want to hold onto my grasp and try to argue with Him.  But my Heavenly Father has my best interests at the heart of all He does.

Oh beloved, what are you trying to hide from the Father? What are you holding onto? It may be a child, a spouse, a friend, a possession, or misbehavior. He may be asking you to move up, move out or move on.  As you relinquish that most favored treasured thing to Him, He promises that it’s for your best.    Beloved, God knows your heart and He knows what you hold precious. All He asks is that you come to Him with open hands and an open heart.  Let Him choose what you can hold onto; when you give it all to Him, He will either return it later or replace it with something better.

You can be sure that your Father God can be trusted. While you may not always agree with Him and you may not always see why, trusting in Him and letting Him take care of you makes for blessings beyond your wildest imagination!  Give Him your heart! He died for you.  Give Him your possessions!  He gave them to you to use for Kingdom glory.  Give Him your love and affection! He loves you beyond your belief and He has promised to care for you all the days of your life.

Jude 1:24-25 To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the one who is over all things.

Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!

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