YOU ARE MY FOLLOWERS! (Part #4) 8-27-2017

posted Aug 25, 2017, 8:03 PM by Dale Barnes

One of the great keys in following the Lord is our trusting him completely. Peter tells us the Lord has given us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature (Christ in us)(2 Pet.1:3,4)

One the most wonderful promises I have found and has challenged me to trust Christ completely is Ps. 32:8. Notice this psalm begins with the blessedness of those whose sins are completely forgiven.This refers to true believers in Christ.

God promises: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.” Not only does he forgive us, but promises to teach us and lead us in the way he has for us to go. He watches over and counsels us.    

He takes personal charge of our lives to make us successful. It is a personal promise from God himself. Read it carefully, many times!

Also he tells us don’t be stubborn like the horse and mule that has to be yanked with a bit in its mouth. Trust God and submit to him, he;is leading just as he has promised.   

We can trust him fully for he promised to help us all the way. Then he says: “the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts him.” (v10)  This is not a promise to someone who has it “all together”, but a challenge to trust God: the one “who has it all together” and has promised to lead our life in the best way. It is the best for now and eternity

We all have struggles walking in this new way with Jesus, but keep trusting for he has promised. The promise is not to the perfect person, but the trusting one. God is faithful!