Don't just trust God for things; trust Him in things.
from Weekly Wisdom -
Too often, we fall into the trap of trusting God to give us more things—a new car, a bigger house, a better computer. We turn God into little more than a supernatural Santa Claus, who gives us what we want.
Although God does want his people to prosper and be blessed, it is much more important to him that you entrust him with your life.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Trusting God is simply having faith in him—that he is who he says he is. In tough circumstances, trusting God means believing his promises, that he will work all things out for good. Trusting God does not mean trusting that he'll send Santa to give you what you want.
Especially during difficult times, putting your faith and trust in God brings rewards. Isaiah 26:3 says, You [God] will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Perfect peace is available if you're willing to trust God in the midst of challenging times.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It is ANZAC DAY today, a time to remember all our fallen soldiers. There have been many early remembrance services around Australia.
God Bless all men and women in who look after our country.
They shall grow not old...
as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
we will remember them.
Lest We Forget
Saturday, April 14, 2012
“A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.”
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Jesus is Alive and Well!
“He is risen!” said the early Christians.
“He is risen indeed!” would come the reply.
It is the Resurrection which is the defining difference between Christianity and other world religions. At the time of Christ, many faiths believed in the immortality of the soul – a common belief until the rise of atheism in the twentieth century – but only Christians believed in the resurrection of the body.
As we remember Jesus’ gift of Himself for us – to save us from our sins – let us also rejoice that He is the first-born from the dead. He is God’s pledge of salvation to us, so that we have ‘the hope of eternal life that God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.’ Titus 1:2