Do you trust Jesus? No. Really. Do you really, honestly and truthfully trust Jesus? With your whole life?
We like to quote verses that sound good but we refuse to apply those Scriptures because we are disconnected from the truth.
Let me explain.
We like to quote Psalm 23. We like to quote Galatians 2:20. We like to quote Proverbs 3:5-6.
Those are all powerful and awesome verses. Knowing this, why do so many of us fail to apply these Scriptures to our lives?
We say, “The LORD is my Shepherd.” Then we run when He convicts or disciplines us.
We say, “I have been crucified with Christ.” However, we are still a selfish people.
If you do not believe the Scriptures that you memorize, you will not live out those Scriptures.
This might be for some, a serious issue with trust.
Proverbs 3:5 says that we are to trust in the LORD with all our heart. This does not mean that you trust God with the organ that pumps blood into your body. We are to trust Him with our whole being. Everything within us is to trust God. We should trust God so much that we overflow with faith.
Let’s explore the benefits for a disciple that walks closely with the Savior.
First off, Scripture beckons us to respond. If you intend on doing nothing, that is a response. When Scripture says to trust in the LORD, your response is either to trust Him or to not trust Him. Either way, you have responded.
When you walk closely with the Savior, you are a sheep that closely follows the Shepherd and listens to Him. Embrace this.
- Jesus is the chief Shepherd Psalm 23
- A sheep who follows the Shepherd is spiritually provided for. Psalm 23:1, 5
- A sheep that can lie down and know it is spiritually protected, trusts the Shepherd. Psalm 23:2, 4
- A sheep that follows the Shepherd has spiritual restoration. Psalm 23:3
- A sheep that follows the Shepherd has spiritual direction. Psalm 23
- A sheep that follows the Shepherd is loved by the Shepherd and wants to be in His presence. Psalm 23:6
- A sheep that follows the Shepherd has spiritual contentment. Psalm 23:6
If you are discouraged, doubtful, scared, fearful, pray. Ask Jesus to remove that from you.
If you have failed to trust Jesus in the past, repent and ask for forgiveness. Start trusting Jesus today.
There is never a wrong time to start trusting Jesus.