God Trust Me?
The most important
thing God has given you is your ability to choose your actions.
Can God trust you with the ability to choose right from wrong free
will. Can God trust you at school this coming week to go where you
are supposed to go and do what youre supposed to do? Can God
trust you at work to be honest and faithful? Can God trust you,
when youre at home and nobody knows what youre doing?
Can God trust you when youre away on a trip and nobody knows
youre a Christian?
a funny thing about us. We have a tendency to want God to trust
us in the areas we have not yet been, rather than in the areas we
already are. We treat God like we treated our parents. We asked
our parents, "Can I go to Squids party? It will be
over at 11:45". The parent says "Why should I trust
you to stay out until 11:45 when you didnt make the 10:30
deadline I gave you last week." The response is, "Yes
I know I didnt make it then, but this time its going
to be different, I just know it will." But why?
How many of
us have tried a similar snow job on the Lord? God you can trust
me with anything! Thats one of Satans great lies. SAUL
could not be trusted with seeing someone else being praised. SAMSON
could not be trusted with women. ANANIAS & SAPPHIRA could not
be trusted with wealth. If we are smart, all of us should recognize
we cannot fully trust ourselves to handle any and all situations.
Some of us
are still walking in the Lord today, not because we can handle any
and all temptation, but because the Lord has not allowed some temptations
to come our way. When God does allow temptations of any form to
enter our paths, can God trust us to do the right thing, or do we
first look to the right and then to the left to see if anyone else
Each time we
fail to show ourselves faithful, we miss out on something God wanted
us to have. Jesus put it this way,
who is faithful (trustworthy)
in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust
(untrustworthy) in what is
least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you have not been faithful
in unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true
God wants to
give most of us far more than what we have, but weve not demonstrated
to God that we can be trusted with what He wants to give. Proverbs
eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and
Keep in mind
- before we sin, we are in control of the circumstances and the
choices we make. After we sin, we will always be at the mercy of
someone else. Sin truly does make us someone elses slave.
When we face
temptation, lets not ask, how can we get away with it. Instead
lets list all the things which will happen to us, once we
get caught. Sin is never as attractive when we go through all those
steps. We are all sitting in church this morning where we ought
to be , but God throws out the question to us, "Where have
you been since the last time you were here?" "Where have
your actions taken you?" "Where have you been in the secret
corridors of your heart?" You see, we dont always
have to go somewhere to leave the presence of God. Can God trust
us to be honest with Him about where we have been?
God is asking
each of us this day, Is this the time to be taking, and thinking
only of yourself, your enjoyment, your pleasure, and what you feel
you want to do. When Jesus issued us a call to come follow Him,
he told us to keep things in proper perspective by seeking first
the kingdom of God and then allow God to add the other things in
our lives. God can not trust many of us because we go first after
the things, and then if anything is left over, we will give it to
God or then have time to seek God. Dont think we can live
in that manner forever. Dont think simply because it appears
we got away with it that everything must be all right. Sometimes
we might not get a second chance to make things right. Our whole
world may come tumbling down. We may lose the respect of those from
whom we desire it the most.
But keep in
mind that in Jesus Christ we can begin again where we are now. Our
past may keep us from reaching the original heights that God intended.
But we do not know how high we may yet go in God and in life, if
we make our confession a clean one, and begin today to show God,
we are willing to earn his trust by being faithful in the small
things at home, at school, at work, and in those times and places
in which we think we wont get caught.
Jesus is the
master of our lives, lets submit ourselves to doing what He
requires of us.
whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord
giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
Some expressed an interest in making a special contribution to the
Building Fund. Envelopes will be made available in the foyer for
those who would like to make a special contribution.
contribution on each 5th Sunday will be placed into the Building
Fund. The next 5th Sunday will be March 31st.
please note that the budget has been raised to $ 2000.00 per week.
Each family is asked to consider the new budget and the building
program as they purpose what they will give.