Good morning my sisters-
I don't have a lot of time this morning but I just wanted to get this scripture down for you to think about. I was so astonished when our pastor brought up a scripture God had given to me last week about pleasing people. He spun it into other scriptures that talked about trust and the more I thought about what he said, the more I agreed.
The destruction of relationships stems from a lack of trust. Simple, right? Wrong. Trust is vital to making a relationship. If I don't trust you, we aren't friends. If you don't treasure me, I probably don't treasure you and if I think you will hurt me, I won't let you near. If I'm off base let me know but I doubt that I am. It's true even in relation to God. Many have wandered from their faith because they didn't trust God. Crazy! Doesn't he know best? Of course he does but we get in the way of His glory all the time.
It's time we trust in Him, not for what we want but for what He wants for us. Terry left us with this, whenever you're feeling lost, down or alone, think about eternity. He said, "If you look at everything in regards to eternity it makes the problem, the anger, the frustration disappear because in the end everything is eternal." Now that's profound.
I captured a couple of scriptures he brought out that blessed me as I thought about them yesterday. So here they are. Have a great day.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11 NIV)