IN GOD WE TRUST

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(the Overbooked Message Series) Listen to the Audio Here: https://thecrossroadsky.podbean.com/e/in-god-we-trust-overbooked/

The Last few Sundays we  discussed Releasing Our Worry and not sacrificing our walk with God for money or material possessions because.. – IT’S NOT WORTH IT!

We live in a culture that views dependence as weakness, yet we are called to be 100% dependent on God. Being dependent on God will keep us from feeling the need to overbook ourselves.

Let’s Read Together…

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (the Message)
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
    Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
    your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
    give him the first and the best.
Your barns will burst,
    your wine vats will brim over.
But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
    don’t sulk under his loving correction.
It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
    a father’s delight is behind all this.

We must believe that he is able to do what he will, wise to do what is best, and good, according to his promise, to do what is best for us, if we love him, and serve him. We must, with an entire submission and satisfaction, depend upon him to perform all things for us.
 Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged in One Volume (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1994), 959.
So how do we TRUST IN THE LORD? (1st Part of the verse)
TRUST GOD’S WORD
 (John 17:17)
TRUST GOD’S WAYS
(Jer. 1:5)
TRUST GOD IN OTHERS
LEAN NOT TO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING!
DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF
 
His ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9)
In ALL YOUR WAYS….ACKNOWLEDGE HIM..
 
Acknowledge JESUS in every step you take.
 
The third command of these verses is really about applying the first two to every step we take along the journey we call life.
This attitude is explained in James 4:
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.  Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.  (James 4:13-15)
HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATH
As Joseph said to his brothers at the end of his life about their decision to sell him as a slave to Egypt:
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (Genesis 50:20)
Similarly, as another famous Bible verse puts like this:
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 ESV)
Many of you have been OVERBOOKED in life lately because you will not follow the simplicity of these two verses! TRUST IN THE LORD, LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, and IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM! If you want a life that is filled with peace, and you want God to straighten things out…THIS IS WHERE YOU BEGIN.
Ask God to forgive you for leaning to your own understanding…and acknowledge He knows best and TRUST HIM and His Word to Guide you daily!
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