Trusting in God's word demands two things of us:
Trusting in God and Trusting in God's Word.
Trusting in God is very like Hagar's declaration of faith: You, God, see me. It means, we are aware that God sees us, is aware of us, knows our need, is walking with us and looking on us.
Many of us don't have that. We may think we have this trust in God but we are often surprised when little God winks show up that shows that God has been -- as it were-- behind our shoulders all the time. When I write a scene in a story and use a particular line, I always jump for joy when God shows me that he's been with me all along as I wrote. Once I wrote a scene in a novel in which a character says, "She doesn't like my name Stevie. She says it's a kid's name." I went upstairs to go to bed and turned on the radio. Which I usually don't do at bedtime. And I turned it onto a station I rarely listened to. Two seconds after I did that, a called named Stevie called the station to say his girlfriend hated his name and says he should call himself Steve because Stevie is a kid's name.
That has happened so often that I can only smile and know that God is behind my shoulder as I write and that He gives me little godwinks to make he know He's with me. How wonderful it is to realize that God knows when we sit and when we stand. Psalm 139 He is a very present help in trouble.
Those who trust in God's word have to realize they really do believe that God's word in the Bible is true. That's often hard. Even harder is for them to believe that God's word is specifically for them. And often much harder is to believe that a hopeful dream was really sent from God and isn't wish-fulfillment.
There is also the idea that the word of God is living and active. Some folks use Bible verses as a kind of magical formula. They know the word is powerful and they have faith the word is working. This is good...but the danger is that they are so caught up in the spiritual mechanics of the "word" that they aren't really engaging with God and trusting Him... or trusting that He is personally involved in their lives and personally overseeing the word.
- ► 2015 (32)
- ► 2014 (63)
- ► 2013 (80)
- ► 2012 (119)
- ► 2011 (198)
- ► 2010 (156)
- Psalm 57
- one of my favorite verses: Lamentations 3:33
- Psalm 56
- Psalm 55
- The Time Caverns by Todd A Fonseca
- BOOK: A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabl...
- Psalm 54
- Psalm 52
- Trusting God and God's Word
- Bitter Chocolate by Carol Off
- Psalm 51
- WTF moment in Bible study: Powerful Nothings?
- Psalm 50
- Banquets and Crumbs
- Psalm 49
- Dark Parables: Python Dream
- An excerpt of my latest writing-in-progress
- Tyrone went to hell
- Psalm 48
- Is it a blade?
- Weekend Movie Viewing
- coming back to myself
- The mystery of Godliness
- Psalm 47
- Psalm 46
- A great gulf fixed
- St Thomas the Doubter: Lift up your hearts
- value and opinion
- Psalm 45
- Am really disconnecting from Christian TV
- Weekend Movie Viewing
- set a watch on our lips
- Psalm 43
- Do, a deer
- Corporate Prayer for Christians who have autistic ...
- "Why?" a very pushy word
- Magic, Mensa and Mayhem
- Psalm 42
- My two favorite media april fool's jokes
- ▼ April (39)
- ► 2008 (353)
- ► 2007 (102)
Here is a Bible study I wrote once. Instead of simply writing a long article, I simply listed some of the many questions God asks in the Bi...
William Lau of the Elijah Challenge does a rally great job talking about the priestly authority, the kingdom authority, and the prophetic au...
Is there a right way to read it? Should the books be read in any particular order? Most Churches have printed guides which help parishioner...
Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. After he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John ta...
This prayer was written by Rich Keltner: Right now, In the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the power of His Blood, I ask the blood o...
I once had a white friend in my writer’s critique group ask me, “Why do you always write about mixed couples? That’s a very bad habit of you...
Am getting back into The Constant Tower. WOW!!! It's so good to be back into a fantastical world. The nobility, the beauty, the angst --...
Hi all: I'm up today for the spec-fic blog hop: Thanks to Jessica Rydill , author of Malarat and Children of the Shaman for ...
Types of Bible Studies: Bible studies may be done singly or as a series. 1. A Bible Study Series can be thematic. Thematic articles can...
Yesterday, early-early, I opened my computer: you were there. A glimpse, merely But later, all my thoughts were of you. II Men should...