Glory Seed Devotional’s 2018 Experiencing Jesus, the Prelude to Life
“Do you Trust me?”
“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” (Psalm 37:3–4)
Do you really trust the LORD? I mean a-step-off-into-a-rushing-river-and-walk-on-water level of trust? To illustrate my point here is a condensed excerpt from my book “Intimate Conversations is Jesus”. The scene opens with Jesus and I sitting in my care at the Saint Clair River looking at Canada, he’d just asked me if I could walk on water to Canada…
“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. “Cat got your tongue,” he asked me with a big grin on his face. “The cat doesn’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 the 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?” Somehow in the back of my mind I began getting a picture of what he was trying to tell me or at least I thought I did.
While that is a product of my imagination it also illustrates an important question, Jesus poses to us each day, “Do you trust me?” My answer is, “YES!” Since last September because of my loss of lung capacity I have learned to trust in the LORD to the extent it comes natural to me. When I find myself running into trouble I automatically trust him without even thinking about it. Under the auspices of the Holy Spirit we can all develop and deepen your trust level to the point it becomes a part of you, the hardest part is taking the first step. That’s where hindsight comes in Jesus’ blessings like his love is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Crustyism 2018.03.02… Trust is not believing in the outcome, Trust is believing in the one who holds you in His Heart!
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6)
Grace and PEACE,
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