Love you all, praying for you.
It’s so amazing to me how much God can say in one little verse. Psalms 84:12 - O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you. I love the “O." O Lord Almighty – the “O” means we can address Him, talk to Him, ask Him, petition Him, we can call on Him – He hears us – He answers - because He loves us. O LORD – the Supreme in Authority - the One in charge – over every existing thing - the ultimate say, the final decider. Almighty – matchless in Power. His Might has no limit – it is unequaled in heaven and on earth and under the earth. O LORD Almighty - some versions say – “of hosts” a mass of persons organized for war – He's the Controller of every host, every army, every force, in heaven and on earth. He is unmatched in authority and in power. Blessed is he - The One with all authority and all power – blesses. Which means, if He blesses, you’re blessed! Blessed – esher – (eh’-sher) Happiness – How Happy! To be straight, level, right, to prosper, to go forward! Fully Thriving – Abounding in Goodness. Completely successful - Blessed. Blessed is the man (any creature of the human species – man, woman, boy, girl, color, race, background, pedigree, status, position, high or low any person) blessed is the “anyone” who trusts in you. Trust - to run to for refuge, to have confidence in, be convinced of, lean on – put your full weight on – The LORD Almighty.
It’s interesting - how easy to think or assume we trust God, but not in reality practice it. What do you trust in? Whatever you turn to first and fully lean on. In 1972, a Bill Withers single called Lean On Me – has since grown to be considered one of the top 500 songs of all time. Some people lean on a friend, or a person, maybe their spouse or a parent. They can help you – but that’s not what gets you blessed. Other’s lean on great leaders. Psalms 146:3 - Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. Others trust in military might – yet God can defeat tens of thousands with just 300 men with trumpets, lamps and clay pots. “Some may trust in horses, some may trust in chariots…” Some trust in fortified cities – which cannot protect them. Proverbs 21:22 – A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. Some trust in false gods, idols of their own making. I Samuel 2:21 - Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless. Many trust in money. Prov 18:11 - The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale. But it's only their imagination - wealth can disappear in an instant. But perhaps the thing people lean on or trust in most? Themselves – their own effort, their own ingenuity, what they can come up with, what they can figure out, their ability to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. But God says, don’t trust in horses or chariots, who cannot save you. Don’t trust in people who will let you down. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him and He will direct your paths. … So how do you know what you really trust in? How do you know what you lean on most? – Here's what reveals it... What's your first reaction? What do you go to first? Some people only lean on God – when they have no other option. God says those who are blessed – are those who lean on him – as their first reaction – not their last resort. Do you really trust God – even when things go wrong, when storms or struggles come? When decisions He has made or allows don’t match your prayers or expectations. When you don’t understand. Do you still trust Him then? Do you still lean on Him then?
So how do you trust in the LORD, How do you put your full weight on… Him? Speak it with your mouth and prove it with your feet. Put your trust in Him with your mouth. Say it out loud. Psalms 18:2 – The LORD is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer, My God is my rock – I trust in Him; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. Let your mouth start your trust in Him. Do it first, not last. You can declare your trust by speaking the Word of God, See PRISM Topic: Trust, or PRISM Topic: As For Me - or even speaking your own words, out of your own heart. "God I don’t understand, but I trust you." "God I don’t know why this happened, but I trust you." "God I don’t know what will happen tomorrow, but I trust you." Let your mouth set your trust in motion. But perhaps the ultimate proof of your trust in God, where the rubber meets the road - is simply your obedience. Every time you do PiVAT before dinner – what you’re saying is – “God I trust you – I trust your plans for me, more than my plans for me." "My first choice – every day – is to follow your plan for me, not mine." That's trust. When you are in PRISM every day – you’re really saying – "God I trust your thoughts and your ways, over mine." You are learning on the character and nature and heart of God through His Word – so your trust can be in Him.
Praying for you – that by your words, and by your obedience – your trust will be in God. So you that every day of your life, you are blessed beyond measure, beyond what you could imagine. He will do it – you can trust Him - He will bless you. Praying that you will even now review the PRISM Topic: Trust. His Word is powerful – it will grow your trust in Him. And will attract blessing in your life.
Love you all,
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