I have called 2012 the Year of Trust. In this year I am focusing on trusting God – really.
I have found it interesting that since I made that statement – how many times I see this word, TRUST, in my reading of Scripture, in sermons, in Bible studies and in conversation.
Last week Brian Plouffe spoke on Trust.
This week my home minister, Harry Morgan, spoke about the Sermon on the Mount – the “Blessed Be”. His theme was Build your house (life) on rock (Jesus). He called it Buildings.
And then I read from Isaiah this morning.
“Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal” (Isaiah 26:4 NIV).
TRUST and ROCK go together – don’t you think?
- I did not take notes in yesterday’s sermon for three reasons:
- I didn’t have any paper (there was no bulletin yesterday)
- Wayne and I took 3 of our grandchildren to be with us in church
- There was no Sunday School
My hands were full. The children were wonderful. During the sermon they snacked and one drew with a little pencil I found in the pew (I forgot the crayons, left them at home in the hallway).
But I did listen to the sermon and I will attempt a short recall.
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus tells us who will be blessed and He goes on to tell us even more of how to live our lives. Sermon on the Mount.
But Jesus also tells us we need to hear (that is hard enough for us to do) but also we need to put what we hear into action. That is even harder to do.
As Harry went through the list, I know which one stood out for me. JUDGE. Am I critical? YES.
Am I becoming more aware that I am critical? … mmm maybe.
Once again as I trust in Jesus He is showing me the way – the BETTER WAY.
When I open my mouth to say something critical I hope I see it and stop myself.
PUT WORDS INTO ACTION
TRUST IN GOD
To top off my morning I read from Oswald Chambers.
He says to take each day as a breathless expectation. And he says to remember:
“when we are rightly related to God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy” (Oswald Chambers, April 29).
I want my life to be built on sold rock – the Rock of Jesus.
Blessings to all,
Here is Robin Mark singing Blessed Be Your Name.