Trusting God

TRUSTING GOD

Some of the greatest difficulties we face in our Christian walk, come from a lack of understanding God’s ways.  We know that His ways are higher than ours, but sometimes we think our way would be better.  Isn’t that right?  You know, like when you’ve been give a prophetic word and you get all excited, and then nothing happens – or so it seems.  The thing will come to pass eventually, but it could be 10 years down the track!

The problem is stated in  Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

‘Present your bodies a living sacrifice…….’    Now a ‘dead sacrifice’ we can understand.  Some religious extremists don’t like Christians, so they shoot me.  I’m a ‘dead sacrifice’, and I go to be with the Lord.  That’s OK.  I can understand  that.  But ‘a living sacrifice’ – that’s a completely different story!  It sounds like the Chinese water torture!

And then Paul says:  ‘this is your reasonable service’.  It just doesn’t sound all that reasonable to the natural mind.   I think that being a ‘living sacrifice’ means that we now live unto God, loving and serving him, and that we sacrifice, or die, to the old self – the selfish desires, self-will, pride and self-righteousness.

And this is certainly reasonable, since we are blessed by him with all spiritual blessings.

To allow ourselves to be a living sacrifice, we need to be able to trust the One we serve…and that’s a problem for some people who have trust issues.  Of course we know that our heavenly Father is absolutely trustworthy….but so often we act as though He isn’t.  When our prayers don’t seem to be answered in a reasonable time frame, like NOW – or when we are in the middle of some very challenging situation, and He doesn’t seem to be providing a way out.

Have you ever heard someone say, “That is not fair?” I once heard of a missionary couple who had spent their whole life on the mission field and were returning home on a ship where the majority of the people were drinking and gambling. When the ship landed and the gang plank went down the band began to play. The wife thought it was a group of people there to welcome them for the years of service they had spent among tribal people sacrificing their very lives for the Lord. Instead it was for some in the group who had been drinking and gambling. The wife said, “this isn’t fair” but the husband wisely said, “honey, we aren’t home yet.” (Lou Nicholes – Missionary/Author).

He promises to deliver us in time of trouble, and it’s up to us to trust Him and wait patiently.

We can trust the One who gave His ALL for us.

About The Author

Kerrie Price

I am a grandmother and a recently retired pastor. On my retirement I decided I needed a new interest in life and wanted to supplement my income. I have chosen to use my skills as a Christian Life Coach, and to learn new skills in the field of Internet Marketing, and though I haven't been on the journey very long, it has been a most interesting one. There is a great deal to learn and many wonderful people to meet via the Internet. I am enjoying this new stage of my life, and hope to help others who want to improve their circumstances and make a change for the better.

1 Comment

  • Kay

    Reply Reply April 20, 2017

    Hi Kerrie!
    It is so good to see and hear you again! You look great! I’m excited about this! Many blessings to you!

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