My OneWord365 for 2015 is “trusting.” I am constantly amazed by the many ways God uses His word, His Holy Spirit, and prayer to draw us like a magnet to Jesus Christ and His will for our lives. Recently, God used the memory of a passage in the Bible study, Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby, and a photograph of our daughter on her blue Schwinn bicycle to remind me of His sovereignty and His great grace.
The five year-old girl in the photograph is now an amazing 35 year-old wife and mother of our two precious grandsons. God sees the end from the beginning, He knew the day we took the photograph of her waiting to ride her blue Schwinn bike in the Fourth of July parade, all of the plans, the hope, and the future He had waiting for her and our family.
Trusting Him, my daily prayer has become, “Lord Jesus, I trust You, You know what You’re doing…"
From Experiencing God: "For his sixth birthday, my oldest son Richard was old enough to have a bicycle. I looked all around for a bicycle. I found a blue Schwinn. I bought it and hid it in the garage. Then I had a task—to convince Richard that he needed a blue Schwinn bike. For the next little while, we began to work with Richard. Richard decided that what he really wanted for his birthday was a blue Schwinn bike. Do you know what Richard got? Well, the bike was already in the garage. I just had to convince him to ask for it. He asked for it, and he got it! What happens when you pray? The Holy Spirit knows what God has "in the garage." It is already there. The Holy Spirit's task is to get you to want it—to get you to ask for it. What will happen when you ask for things God already wants to give or do? You will always receive it. Why? Because you have asked according to the will of God. When God answers your prayer, He gets the glory and your faith is increased."
We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don't yet have—for a man who already has something doesn't need to hope and trust that he will get it. But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn't happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently.—Romans 8:24-25 TLB
Take a few moments to be encouraged by this wonderful song about trusting God, He Is With Us, by Love & The Outcome...