This month we’ve been talking about being prepared. There’s only so prepared we can be, we can’t predict what other people will do, how the weather will change or our health. Yes, we can be prepared for possibilities, but other than death, change and taxes, there aren’t too many guarantees in our human existence. But as people of faith there’s another aspect of this all, the spiritual side, the parts of us and our world that connect with God.
When it comes to the topic of being prepared and God, God does put people and situations in our lives to help prepare us for things He knows we’ll face later in life. But He also asks us to trust Him, that He has our best interests at heart, with plans to protect us, not harm us. He asks for our trust because He knows that no matter what happens He will be there for us, and throughout the Bible He’s made promises along those lines, even as early as Abraham and Noah. Those promises continued with the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus.
When we have a strong relationship with Jesus we’re able to trust that Jesus will be there for us. When we’re Sunday or Christmas-and-Easter Christians we may not have the foundation of relationship and trust with Jesus to know that beyond a shadow of a doubt we are His and He cares for us. This week I encourage you to take time to make sure your relationship with God is built on an unshakeable foundation, one that you spend time together each day, one that you rely on His strength and power in times of challenge, and one that helps build you into the person God created you to be a little each day.
“Come before Him with your trust in His promises…with your feet standing on the truth of His Word…and with your heart filled with the power of His Spirit.” Roy Lessin