Pastor’s Blog 2.13.19

Psalm 37:3-8
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. 4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. 7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret — it only causes harm. NKJV

So many people in church culture today have trust issues, why? I believe it boils down to the fact we put people in an unrealistic position. I have come to this conclusion: I don’t put that much trust in people, but, instead put all my trust in the Lord. He alone is wise, perfect, and completely trustworthy. My expectations for people in no way match my expectations for God. They shouldn’t.

I guess you could say I have a lot of hope in people but my faith is in God.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. NKJV

Isaiah 30:1-3
30:1 Futile Confidence in Egypt or (people of the world) “Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation. NKJV

I can’t find all the verses that tell us to trust in people can you? But the scripture is full of direction to put our trust in God.

I was talking to someone a while back and they had just suffered a serious betrayal from a lifetime relationship. He was relaying his side of the story and said “if you don’t want to be my friend anymore I understand, this goes against everything I have believed and taught”.

I responded, “One thing I have learned is you don’t have to do anything wrong to be betrayed. Just ask Jesus, He has been betrayed by us all to one degree or another, and He has never sinned.”

I was talking to Prophet Kevin last night and these words popped out of my mouth, “shame never takes the blame”. A victim will never take responsibility for their own failures, they have to blame someone else. They may wallow in some self-pity but seldom take responsibility for their own actions.

Years ago I decided to own my failures. I won’t take the blame for another’s actions, but I will for my own. I am delivered from shame and own my mistakes. That is a healthy soul’s perspective. If you ask me, self-righteousness is the foundation of the shame deception. I make my boast in the Lord. I had two people text me last week and told me I was a “great man”, “No I am not, but I know a great God”, was my response. I giggle at the thought of my own righteousness.

Bottom line, rejoice in all the good we see people do, but don’t put your faith in man, put your faith in God!

This weekend we are going have a great time in the presence of God with Prophet Kevin, I know we will be challenged and grow! I encourage you to make the extra meeting Tuesday and Wednesday nights and soak and get your batteries charged!

1 Timothy 4:9-16 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. 10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11 These things command and teach. 12 Take Heed to Your Ministry Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. NKJV

Be blessed!