April 4: Trusting God – For Such a Time as This

Today, my thoughts go to trusting God. God gave us a promise, and it is activated by trust. This promise is found in Psalm 37:3-5, Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the LORD.
Trust him, and he will help you (NLT).

Let me say, It is not enough just to believe in God YOU MUST BELIEVE GOD…His Word and applying it daily, we can enter a place of rest, where we are assured that everything is OK.

Yes, as we TRUST GOD, we will have peace of heart; mind, soul, and spirit. Hebrews 4:11, Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief (KJV). God is speaking to all believers who refuse to worry or have anxiety (doubt-unbelief) that they would enter a state of rest…a spiritual rest…God’s peace…the abiding place – is where His Presence is! For in His Presence is ALL joy! John 14:27, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (KJV).

The “ONE Mind-Set” only comes in true righteousness and holiness through living in Christ Jesus…the scriptures states in Ephesians 4:22-24, that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude) and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness (NKJV). Your mind (thoughts) must be set on things of God-the Word. Yes…than and only then will we be in the right behavior, right standing (relationship) with our Lord, and we will be ONE IN CHRIST.  Is Your MIND-SET? ONE HEART-ONE MIND…abiding in the vine! Trusting God will take faith in a living Savior, Christ Jesus. Yes, Jesus is the master of the storm. 

Here is another poem, written by my wife, Gleneva, entitled: Master of the Storm

As I walked toward the city,
The road was dusty and dry. 

In the distance a large crowd was forming,
so I chose to slowly pass by.

A man alone was speaking,
His message was very strong.

So, I stopped, to listen,
before I continued along.

What He spoke was very compelling, I felt I needed to stay. 
As the sun set, He grew tired, and He began to send us away.

He motioned, for the men with Him,
to climb into a boat. It looked so weathered and tattered, I wondered, would it even float?

The crowd, began dispersing, many ran to the other side. Crying,
He was the Messiah, the Saviors, In Him they wanted to hide.

His body was very weary, so on a pillow, He lay in the boat.
The waves and wind were strongly churning, as the men struggled to keep it afloat.

I stood, on the shore in disbelief watching, as the winds and waves did rise.
The Storm grew larger and larger, the boat, may soon capsize.

I looked up to the heavens, the sky was now turning black.
I knew I had to get to safety, or I would, not be coming back.

I ran toward the city, as fast as my feet could go. I then heard the men screaming,
“Master, this storm will capsize us, we know.”

I stopped and stood in amazement, as the Master slowly rose.
With great power and authority, He commanded the winds to go.

Then, speaking to the storm, he called out,
“Peace Be Still”. The winds and Sea obeyed him, His words they did fulfill.

I stood just outside of the city, soaked clean to the bone.
I was in shock and amazement, as I stood there all alone.

That day, changed my life forever,
yes Storms, (Tempests), come and go.

But He will, be the Master forever,
of each and every storm.

No matter the trouble or trial, I am facing, no matter how my weather forms.
I will never forget as each day is breaking, that….

He is “THE MASTER OF THE STORM”. Gleneva Lundmark

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