Saturday, November 4, 2006

I'm Sensing a Theme

The Jordan River

Lately this whole "Trust in God" theme seems to be overtaking my life. This is good. Obviously I'm supposed to be learning something here.

The latest example of God trying to use others or another situation, etc. to remind me to trust in Him, happened last night at my church during storytime at Club J. Club J is a once-a-month club for kids aged 5 - 9 that my church runs. I handle the registration aspect of Club J, and I also lead a group of kids around (K - Gr. 2) to their evening activities, consisting of crafts, games, storytime, Bible memory and snack. Unbeknownst to me, the theme for November was "Trusting God." I didn't know this until story time/memory verse time. The verse was Proverbs 3:5:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

The story was about Naaman, who was told by the prophet Elisha that in order to cure his leprosy he should wash in the Jordan River seven times. Of course, despite Naaman's initial disbelief that this could actually cure him, he obeyed and was healed. He trusted and God's promise was fulfilled.

It's so easy for me to want to "take matters into my own hands" and not trust God for the outcome in any given circumstance. Fortunately, I think with everything that's been "preached" to me this week in subliminal ways, I might be catching on to this whole concept. Our house hasn't sold yet, but I'm sensing a wave of peace taking over me rather than the storm of anxiety that recently has been engulfing my life.

"In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:6

1 comment:

WorshipWarrior said...

I'm so glad you're blogging. It's nice to get snapshots into your life.
About the whole 'trust' thing, I can relate about taking matters into my own hands. I wonder if it's even harder to let go the reigns of control when we're organized, administrative-type people. I know for myself, I always want to see the whole plan laid out - I want to see HOW everything is going to work out. It's much harder to blindly accept that God will work it out even if I can't see what that will look like.
Be encouraged and keep pursuing God as He's teaching you in this area. You're definitely not alone in this.