As we end this series on growing faith, I think it is important to not forget a basic foundation, trusting God with your entire life on a daily basis. Our faith is a reflection of our belief that we are sinners, that Jesus died as a punishment for our sins, and we know that He rose from the dead to live an eternal life with God. As we live out our faith, it requires a daily commitment to trust Him as Lord over everything.
Lord over your home?
Lord over your work?
Lord over your relationships?
Lord over your mouth?
Lord over your actions?
Lord over your heart?
Whether we are new to Christianity or have been a believer for years, from time to time, we have to come back to this basic idea of daily trust.
I have always been told to keep God first in my life, but by putting Him first, does that mean I keep Him exclusive and not a part of my other priorities? I have to put God in the center of my life so that through my trust in Him, He infiltrates the way I interact with the other areas of my life.
Forgive my mental picture:
I have had problems with control my entire life. When my emotions are raging, its usually as a result of me feeling out of control. Recently, I have made an effort to lay my day before God each morning through prayer, asking and trusting Him to be Lord over all of it.
Without daily trust that God is in control over all areas of my life, I will only feel the full chaos of my day. When I acknowledge His control, my eyes are opened to see Him working throughout my day.
This morning, I prayed over each part of my day, entrusting it to God. Occasionally, I attend a Tuesday class at my gym. I don’t know anyone in the class. I typically walk in, do my workout, and leave. Today, a lady in the class had on a shirt from my church. She has been in the class every time I have attended, but I didn’t know her. We began talking and making connections. We now know each other by name and will make an effort to look out for one another at church. I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe in trusting in God to orchestrate my day so I do not miss sweet conversations and connections.
The theme for next month is Prayer. It is my word for 2020. I have been diving into prayer and how to make it a consistent and meaningful part of my day. I hope you join me as we look at many resources on prayer as well as how you can incorporate it into your life.
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Miss the previous parts of this series? Here you go!