Sermon for the week
Today’s church must rule with God’s power(Psalm 110:2) and command mighty works that come from divine wisdom, the wisdom of God(Mark 6:2).
The Word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword you can ever imagine or think of in this world. It is powerful both in the natural and in the supernatural.
It can change anything, and I mean any situation(Hebrews 4:12). God and the Word are inseparable. For by the Word was everything created(John 1:1).
The entrance of the Word brings light and understanding into any man and leads to a victorious life(Ps. 119:130).
Let’s go into the Word of God for the week and remain blessed.
Keep trusting God
As children of the Most High God, we have an enemy, Satan. I agree that you don't have anything in common with him, but he has much against you. As long as you are in the right standing with God(righteous), your father, Satan is your archenemy(number one).
He will tempt you with anxiety, fear, worry, and others. Most importantly, he will want you to doubt God. He will “repackage” your situation to look so bad to the extent of disapproving God. This is part of his antics. He is an expert in this area. Can you still remember his deeds in the Garden of Eden?
Satan is a liar, there is no truth in him, and he has been like that since the beginning.
“For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.” - John 8:44 NLT.
Friends, trust God, it pleases Him. Your unshakeable faith is pleasant to Him.
The amplified version of Hebrews 11:6 says:
“But without faith, it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.”
Trusting God is one of the most excellent ways to honor Him. It is the gateway to a worry-free, fearless, stress-free, and anxiety-free life. Do you know that trusting God is a sure repellant for shame and reproach?
As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” -Romans 10:11 NIV
God wants us to trust Him not with our lips but wholeheartedly.
“Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men”.
- Isaiah 29:13 NKJV
We should not forget that trusting God is a privilege as well as a blessing.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD.” - Jeremiah 17:7 NIV
The Scripture says:” for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, and powers and others.” (Ephesians 6:12). There is safety in trusting God.
“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.” - Psalm 29:25 NLT
What is trusting God?
Anytime we are demonstrating our absolute confidence in the intentions or acts of God, trust is involved. Each time we rely or rest on God’s covenants, promises, Words, and others, we are trusting Him.
Trusting God is a choice. There are countless happenings or excuses to support distrust and plenty of cases or issues for trust.
To trust Him or not is a choice. As for me, I will go in the way of the Psalmist, I will trust Him all the time.
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.” -Psalm 62:8 NKJV
Are you trying to trust God, or do you indeed trust Him?
Are you resting in His faithfulness?
How much peace of mind do you enjoy?
Are you still disturbed despite His promises?
If your response to any of these questions is in the affirmative or you’re not sure, you need to learn to trust God. Yes, you can learn to trust God. Furthermore, you can learn His ways and know His will.
Learning to trust God
Let’s quickly look at some of the ways of learning to trust God.
Always remember that God is love and He loves you. (1 John 4:8)
Never forget His past deeds and help, He can still do more. (1 Samuel 17:36)
He has been tested to be ever faithful. (Psalm 33:4)
Be truthful to Him. Nothing can be hidden from Him. (Hebrews 4:13)
Always resist the devil. Be prepared, he will surely come around. (James 4:7)
Read, meditate, and act on His Word regularly. (Joshua 1:8)
Be a praise addict. (Psalm 34:1)
Know that God is still answering prayers(1 John 5:15)
Pray the more. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Always be expectant. (Psalm 55:22)
Like the Psalmist, I want to encourage you to trust Him at all times and pour out your hearts to Him.
Inner peace and rest are domiciles in trusting Him. He is ever faithful and truthful.
May His trust continue to grow in your hearts and be a whole life experience for you. (Amen)
Jesus Christ is Lord