March 19, 2019
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8)
There are many moments in life when the greatest need is to unleash your concerns to another. To let the deepest worries and burdens of your heart be known to another. Sometimes we need to just be heard or to process aloud before a caring heart. Often, we need some good counsel in response.
For David—who often had such burdens—there was a place where this was done best. God was his confidant and counselor. He could trust God "at all times." There was no worry of condemnation, gossip, or carelessness with Him. Nothing said in that throne room that would come back on him. Not only would God listen to his concerns, but God knew exactly what to give David in reply.
GOD HAS NOT CHANGED
He is there and He is not silent. It is amazing that Jesus wants this from us. In fact, He invites us to this intimacy. We must understand that He is a God who is perfect in every way. Perfect in love and understanding; perfect in counsel; perfect in needed correction; perfect in patience.
ARE YOU TROUBLED?
Peter would later remind us to cast all our cares upon Him, because "He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7). Don't seek others to hear your woes before you discharge them in prayer to the One-Who-Knows-and-Loves-You-Best. You might be surprised at what you will receive there.
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June 08, 2019
June 07, 2019
… with most of us modern Christians is that we are stoppable. A little discomfort, a turn from our desired daily routine, or a little resistance from those to whom we’re witnessing throws us off. We have not settled the issue that our greatest joy and highest purpose comes from our witness, and so we are unwilling to push through in sharing Christ with others every day, even in the mildest environments. Even when persecution is not present.
June 03, 2019
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14)
Prayer is the foundation for all of life. Imagine the emotions and sense of fear and expectancy when Christ had been resurrected, appeared to His disciples, and then ascended. They were instructed to merely wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit who would endue them with power to be witnesses to Christ all across the world (Acts 1:8).
So, what did they do?