vendredi 9 janvier 2004

Trust and obey

I came home from one of the best classes I've ever been to. I called it a "big style revival preached in a night" because our speaker was so amazing and energetic about everything! During the class, he talked about trusting and obeying in the Lord and to share about what we've been having problems with in our life that we weren't turning over to Him.

This is the strange part. I trust God. I know that He has my future planned out and that my life is in His hands. I am completely thrilled with whatever is in store, and I don't doubt that it'll be exciting and such an adventure. God could be calling me to serve Him in so many different ways, and the moment I know what He wants, I'll go for it. Whether it be serving Him as a youth pastor, video editor, missionary, filmmaker, whatever it is, I'm ready for the challenges laying ahead.

Here's the catch though. As much as I am confident about my future, I worry incessantly about everyday things. I don't trust daily things to God. Now how absurd is that? There's a youth devotional that I read a few years ago and still lingers in my mind whenever I think about this. This is what it says:

"I finally got sick of being anxious all the time. My worrying never changed anything - except I felt torn up on the inside. Then one day it hit me: I'm trusting Christ to get me to heaven, but I don't even trust Him for everyday problems. How ridiculous! Since then, whenever I start to freak out over a situation, I remember that he's promised to take care of all the things I can't handle."

How true. If I am that bold about things that are unknown to me, why do I waste my time on things that I am certain of? The God that has given me peace regarding the future can and will give me peace at the moment, from day to day. I need to trust and obey Him for that.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

- Words by John H. Sammis and music by Daniel B. Towner "Trust and Obey"

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