Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2017: Anticipating and Experiencing Jehovah-Jireh…
When it comes to trusting in God on a scale to 1 to 10 (with 10 being the highest) where would you rate your trust level? What follows is a little test for you to take to check your trust level.
“Intimate Conversations with Jesus”
He must have been ready for me because there was no hesitation, “There is no power in what you believe. In fact many times faith contradicts belief. See that river out there,” he asked?
I nodded my head in the affirmative, “Do you believe I could walk on the water to Canada,” he questioned me. “Yes Lord I know you could,” I replied. He smiled, “Do you believe you could?”
I wasn’t ready to answer him because I believed if I tried I’d drown yet with him at my side I knew could. After a few minutes of internal struggling I said, “Without you I believe I would drown but with you by my side I know I could.” I felt pretty confident about my answer or at least I was but all that changed with his next question.
“Want to go for a walk?” he asked. He had me! Suddenly I felt the power of my beliefs once rock solid fly right out the window. I faced many confrontations in my life but this put the icing on the cake. “The cat got your tongue,” he asked me with a big grin on his face. “The cat don’t have it you do,” I echoed in return.
After a few more moments of deliberation I decided to call what I thought was a bluff, “Okay let’s go!” Still grinning he promptly replied, “What do you mean let’s go?”
Silence again filled the car. “I can’t do it without you,” I quickly answered. “Were you with me on the cross? In the tomb?” he asked. “No,” I quickly replied! “Who was then?” he replied. “God?” I asked. “God doesn’t have a body so he couldn’t hang on cross and he’s eternal so he can’t die,” he answered back. “Well his Spirit was with you then,” I said. “So get out of the car walk to the river’s edge jump and walk to Canada my Spirit will be with you,” he was wearing that grin again.
After a few minutes of silence he asked, “Which is stronger your belief that you’ll drown or your faith that my Spirit will be with you?”
I know the scenario above came from my imagination and was written to think deeper about our faith therefore no real answer is required but life is real! There are all kinds of situations that are not scenario’s but have a potential to drown us in. And when it comes to those real situations we will find ourselves facing the question asked above. The Psalmist tells us to place our trust exclusively in God. “I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” (Psalm 121:1–2, NLT)
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”**
Grace and PEACE,
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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”