Trusting the Master

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I will call upon your name. Keep my eyes above the waves. Hillsong in Oceans

10/03 – Trusting the Master Call

You didn’t see this coming. It knocked you right off of your feet. And although you thought you covered all measures somehow tragedy still struck. It was the loss of a loved one, another job denial, a new balance added to your account, or having to start all over again. So many questions. So many questions. You try to make sense of it all but no matter how you cut it, it still does not add up. This, my friend, is the struggle.

You are truly, seriously lost, even though you know exactly where you are. Barbara Brown Taylor in An Altar in the World.

What God has revealed to me is that we have to trust Him. When we do, we are able to breathe and sleep at night knowing that He is caring for us. As the Great Shepherd, He looks after each of His sheep.

I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep. I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd. John 10:14-16

Even when you don’t understand God is still there.

L o o k, S m e l l, T h i n k, T a s t e, a n d L i s t e n.

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusts in Him. Psalm 34:8

As the loving Father He is, God covers us with His word and has equipped us for the journey.

Look for the reminders that God has placed in your life. Look for God in the little things. 

God is in the details. He’s in the wind. He’s in the trees. He’s in the earth. He’s in the flowers. Everything around you is giving a message. Tune in to hear the Master’s voice through your everyday occurrences.

Meditate.

Take time out of your day to center yourself and focus on what God may be trying to reveal to you. I sing, study, and play worship songs in the morning.

Connect with purpose-driven people.

It’s been stated that we become who we hang around. Be observant of who you are partnering with.

Trust that He has you.

Your situation is not too dynamic that it disqualifies you from God’s arc of safety. Fall into the Master’s loving arms.

He won’t take you into it until He’s prepared you for it.

Stop trying to rush the process. If you truly consider, you’re most likely not ready for the “next big thing” just yet. Use this time to recuperate and to rest in the promises of God.

Today’s feature song!

When oceans rise my soul will rest in your embrace. I am yours and you are mine.

Can You Feel Me Now

This morning I woke up feeling terrible.  Tired, gloomy,  and irritated. I can’t believe this happened.

You see, a close friend of mine was in bad company last night. He was interrogated for being around others who made foolish choices. He is someone who doesn’t always keep good company.

Yesterday he got a wake up call and quite frankly his life of freedom could’ve been over.
I stayed up last night into the morning getting updates from others. I wish he stayed at his home last night.

It made me realize that must be how God feels to a certain extent. Sad, irritated, disappointed when we choose to go the wrong way. He must be ashamed when we, who have so much potential and qualities, place ourselves in sticky situations. Having to bail us out every time we mess up does not seem easy especially considering all 7.4 billion of us.

I encourage you as I encourage myself to stay in the arch of safety. There are consequences to our actions. Stay connected to God and places that ensure your protection. Not only physically but mentally and spiritually. He has the ability to cover and protect us but what happens when we remove ourselves from His place of protection?

The LORD will not reject His people;
He will never forsake
His inheritance.”
“For He will command
His angels to guard tou in all your ways -Psalm 91:11, 94:14

My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. 4 I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. -2 Samuel 22:3-4