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All In With God

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”  Psalm 62:8.

God is looking for full-time, not part-time.

God has expectations and they are significant.  “All times” is when I must trust Him.  “Pour out” must indicate the quality of my prayers.

Neither of those two things are natural.  I get caught too often trusting myself.  Something is trivial, or something is major, and God becomes an after-thought. I am likely to involve Him in the in-between stuff. I could also add that in major things, I usually turn to Him, but not always initially.  That needs to change.  I see the most work needed for me on the small stuff.  I foolishly think, “Why bother Him with this?”  But this verse in His living Word is quite clear; He wants me trusting Him “at all times.”

I am really bulls-eyed by the lack of passion in my prayers.  Pouring something out is not an occasional trickle.  Everything goes!  When I pray I have plenty left over in my heart.

There was a singer at Gordon College named Clyde.  I loved to hear that guy sing.  Why?  He poured out everything he had.  He sang from the heart and gave it his all.  There could never be an encore from him because he truly had no singing energy left.  Could a person pray like that?  I cringe at how far my style of praying is from that.

What can I do about fixing the “quality” of my prayers?  Here are a few quick thoughts: (1) I could shorten the list of what I pray about, (2) I could refresh my thinking on Who God is and what He is capable of doing, and (3) I could remind myself of a verse such as today’s in which I am told to pour out my heart to Him.

On occasion, I think that I am “making progress” in my Christian life.  “I’m getting better at it,” I surmise.  It just isn’t so.  When my level of trust in Him and the passion in my interactions with Him are suspect, there is much still to do. And only by walking steadily with Him can things in me change for the better.

Conclusion: I must trust Him in all things.  I must pour out my heart to Him in prayer.

 

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God is my refuge

au 1“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”  Psalm 62:8

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 65-66 & Psalm 62 & John 3)

I must trust God completely.

If I have elevated God in my thinking to the place He deserves, then trusting Him makes perfect sense.

An important question is: “Where do I go when the going gets tough?”  That will reveal where my trust is.

In so much of the Psalms there are verses in which the writer is crying out to God.  They know what God has done for others and they wonder why God isn’t doing it for them.  They think that God has rejected them.  They fear He isn’t paying attention.  But, and this is an important but, they continue to cry out to Him.  Why?  Because they recognize Who He is.

God’s Ways are not always my ways.  I do not know what is best and I never will.  I need to trust God is every situation.  For me, this means getting on the right page with Him all the time.  Ventures without Him are ungodly.  Minus Him, what could go wrong?  Everything!

“Lord, take me over, I beg.  I need You every second.  I feel so weak in my own strength.  I want to live steadily in You.  I want to know Your presence throughout this day.  Forgive me for waywardness.  I know better.  Fill me with Your Holy Spirit.  Remove the godlessness from me now.”

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Trust and pour out your heart to Him (Psalm 62:8)

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Isaiah 65-66 & Psalm 62 & John 3)

“Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him for God is our refuge.”  Psalm 62:8

What lessons are there for me in this Scripture?

Who do I trust when the going gets tough?  In God I must trust.  In fact, I must trust Him at all times.

Only a fool would rely on himself in a world created by God.

God is a jealous God.  He doesn’t want my affections to be anywhere else.

I need to come to Him aggressively.  There must be only one place that I go to in every situation…..and it’s to Him.

I must proclaim His Love in the morning and His faithfulness (to me during the day) at night.

He has proven Himself to be my refuge.  He has given me comfort.

When I am clean and in His will, there is no better feeling.

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