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."