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"How do I Trust?"

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"How Do I Trust"

Memory Verse

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

 What a wonderful promise we have in this text. It promises that if we trust in the Lord while suspending our own understanding and resisting the temptation to go our own way then He will be our guide. We can experience times in which we must honestly pause after the first phrase of verse five, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart”. We should not consider this a given. It’s not automatic especially when we read the “…with all your heart” part. What does it mean and what does it look like to trust the Lord with all your heart? Many need to spend more time learning how to trust the Lord before we can move on to the benefits of that trust. Grace is required in this quest and God will abundantly provide this grace of trust if we seek Him.

 Prayer points:

  • Gracious Father, I confess that I struggle to trust You with all my heart. I know You are worthy, faithful, and loving and there is no good reason I have for not trusting in You completely. Yet I struggle. Help me to learn greater trust.

 

Weeding Out Idols

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Weeding Out Idols

 

“And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, ‘You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.’”  Mark 10:21

 

In this conversation between Jesus and a rich young man, we see the stronghold of material possessions. When asked to loosen his grip on his possessions, the rich man made a horrible decision. He calculated that treasure on earth was more important than following the Son of God. He choose the temporal over the eternal. Jesus, knowing that this man was in bondage to his money, began to root out this idol. This young man did not believe the words of God. Has the Lord targeted an idol in your life? Chances are great that if you are walking with Him daily He is addressing idolatry and pride in your life. Listen to Him. Jettison all objects in your life that are hindering your walk with Him.

Prayer points:

  • Oh Lord, take my life and weed out anything that is unpleasant to You. Give me a trusting and obedient heart that will joyfully lay down all the stumbling blocks in my life. Help me to follow You fully.

 

While on Sabbatical…

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As you know, Brad, Michelle, and their family will be away this month on sabbatical. Please take a moment to pray for them. Pray that God would speak to them, refresh them, and give them strength. Also pray for Tega Cay Baptist Church as we continue to seek how we can honor God through reaching our growing community for Christ and discipling our congregation to live on mission with God.

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