What’s Next?

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Have you ever put your faith in someone you love, only to be disappointed because they “failed” you? If you are a human being and interact with other humans, your answer will be a resounding “Yes!” And they would say the same of you.

Thankfully, it is completely different for the children of God. God the father is faithful in all things. In Psalm 136: 1-26 we read a song that was sung by the army of Judah. Every line in this song starts with a way in which God had continuously proven his faithful love toward them and followed up by this refrain, “His faithful love endures forever.”

 

Psalm 136: 23-26
23 He remembered us in our weakness.

His faithful love endures forever.

24 He saved us from our enemies.

His faithful love endures forever.

25 He gives food to every living thing.

His faithful love endures forever.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.

His faithful love endures forever.

 

The words in this song are still true today. What God did for the army of Judah, he can and will do in the lives of those who trust him today. We can be confident that he is faithful. We can trust him with our hearts. We can trust him with everything.

As we close out the W/Heart series, take a moment and ask yourself where you stand with trusting God. We all have a next step to take in the area of trusting. Perhaps your next step is to begin trusting that he loves you and that he wants to have a relationship with you.

For others, you may be trusting God for your salvation, but when it comes to trusting him with other areas in your life, you have not opened your hand to him.  Instead, you hold tightly to a relationship, to your desires, and to your money?

Ben shared with us this weekend that our capacity to receive depends upon our willingness to open our hands. Are you willing to open your hands? Are you ready to take steps in trusting him? Don’t miss this and most importantly don’t miss out on all that God wants to give you when you trust him.

 

Questions:
What can we take away from know that faithfulness is endless?

What are you holding in your hand? Relationship, Dreams, Money, Something else?

What is your next step in the area of trusting God?

Next Steps:
If you are ready to take a step in trusting God, mark this moment.

Tell a friend. Write it down in your journal. Do something that will help you to remember that you are going to trust God in that are from this day forward.

If you are ready to take a step in the area of giving and want to mark the moment. Turn in the card from last weekend’s service or fill it out on the CedarCreek app.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, thank you for your immeasurable love and countless interventions over the years on my behalf.  Thank you for everything from the breath in my lungs and the love of my family to every material thing I own. It all belongs to you, as do I, and you call me to hold it all with an open hand for you to use or take as you see fit.  Please Lord, help me to accept the counsel and comfort of the Holy Spirit, so I will trust you with my life completely and eagerly obey you in all things. Please Lord, teach me to base everything I do on your Holy Word. In the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen


This post was written by Martha Preckler and the LIO team. Martha loves Jesus and growing closer to him every day. She loves serving on the Sparkle Team and Greeter Team, as a Landing Leader, GrowthTrack hostess, and fill-in writer for LIO. Martha is the grateful mother of two grown sons and one daughter-in-law. Both sons are good writers, but one is a published urban fantasy writer and self-proclaimed grammar dictator, which he swears he picked up from his mother. She has been a Toledo Business Journal contributor, speech writer, as well as creator of dozens of promotional pieces for seniors’ events and programming offer by the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo.


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