Trust Him To Build My Life

Trust with blue markerI want to be trusted. In fact, the subtitle of my REALTOR title is to be a “trusted advisor”. I must maintain integrity, honesty and honor to be trusted. Included in this description is competency. I must know what I’m doing. I must do what I say I’ll do and be who I say I am. I am continually building my business and it’s all based on these deep values. I take keeping other’s trust very seriously.

Jesus takes trust very seriously as well. He compels me to trust Him. I came across a small passage of scripture that I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed before involving trust. Check this out…

23 Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. 24 But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. 25 No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart. (John 2:23-24 NLT)

I read this and I began to wonder if the Lord trusts me. I do trust Him. I do try to order my life around His call upon my heart. I don’t think I’ve ever wondered if the Lord trusts me. I been overly concerned about my trusting Him. I want to be one of His trusted friends. I am Dad to five amazing kids. It is interesting to watch them grow and try things. It’s comical to think of the things that they tried that were wrong, but they tried to “get away with it”. It is a huge blessing to be able to put my trust in them. They are go where they say they are going. They give me reason to trust them. Yes, I’ve had trust with them broken.

Building trust is a delegate work in progress. It can take years to build and a millisecond to destroy. I want to keep building my life on the foundation of trust in the Lord. I love this song recorded at Passion 2017. It was written by Pat Barrett, Karl Martin, Matt Redman, Brett Younker.

Build My Life

Worthy of every song we could ever sing

Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You

Jesus, the name above every other name

Jesus, the only one who could ever save

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You

Holy, there is no one like You

There is none beside You

Open up my eyes in wonder

Show me who You are

And fill me with Your heart

And lead me in Your love to those around me

I will build my life upon Your love

It is a firm foundation

I will put my trust in You alone

And I will not be shaken

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Pressing On!

Dwayne

Guardian God

happy family playing with dog on beachOne of my many roles as a parent, is to be guardian for the kids who call me Dad. As they have grown and moved out on their own, I am still there to help them and warn them of impending danger or threat. When they were small, I was watching every single move they made to guard them and protect them. As they got older, I had to learn to relax and give them space to grow and learn how important good choices are to their future. The biggest challenge to my guardianship of my kids were my own limitations. The more I grow in my understanding of many different topics and situations, the more I wish I could have taught my kids early on. For example, I’ve learned much from Dave Ramsey and his teaching about money makeover. The principles Dave teaches are common sense and biblical sense, yet I somehow, I didn’t get this growing up. I realize what a gap that my kids had watching me manage my money as they grew up.

This morning I have reason to relax a bit about this topic. I read one of my favorite Psalms and it always reminds me of the proper perspective of God. He is my Guardian. He watches over me. Check this out…

I lift up my eyes to the mountains –
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip –
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you –
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm –
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and for evermore. (Psalm 121:1-8 NIV)

I can stumble and bumble my way through many roles and responsibilities that I have, but the bottom line is that God is my Guardian. He watches me like I watched my kids when they were small. He gives me space and freedom, but He’s still available to give me direction and counsel in a microsecond or less. When I finally figured out how important His Presence is in my journey, my view of Him changed. I no longer see Him as a “party-crasher”, He is my Trusted Advisor and Confidant in EVERY AREA of my life. I can’t begin to describe what a difference this has made. I can relax and rest knowing that God is my Guardian, my Protector, my Provider for the rest of my life!

Pressing On!

Dwayne