Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Give It to God, and Don't Take it Back

Hello readers!
We all have bumps in the road, but we need not let that stop us from continuing on the road we are supposed to walk and in trusting God.
When a bump occurs, what do you do?
You give it to God.
You pray and say that you give it to Him, and you choose to trust Him and follow His will in the situation. You can even ask Him to lead you in what you should do if you need to do something, etc.
Then, following God, do your part (like forgiving, apologizing, making something right, resolving something as far as you personally can, calming down, doing the right thing and not the wrong thing, encouraging peace, agreeing to disagree, etc.), and then leave it up to God, and just be attentive to Him if there is any more you must do in the situation.

I am mainly talking about situations with other people in this post, just so you know. :)

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
—Romans 12:18 (NIV)


Then, if/when you think about it, pray! Don't worry!

"Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
—Philippians 4:6-7 (HCSB)

(I encourage you to look up Phil. 4:6-7 in different versions including NKJV, NLT, & NIV.)


And after you give it to God, NEVER TAKE IT BACK.
Why?
Read this... ↓

See how bad that sounds?
We shouldn't want to be like that—but that is kind of what we could be saying if we take (or want to take) something back into our own hands after we were supposed to have given it to God!


We should take the challenge, and trust God and His timing!

You see, if you give something to God, things change.
You can find peace, just like Philippians 4 was talking about, and you don't have to worry, either. God's got it, and He will make all things good in His timing for those who seek Him.

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them."
—Romans 8:28


If you are a Christian, following God, and seeking His will in your life, I believe Romans 8:28 applies to you.


If you are not a Christian, what are you waiting for? God's arms are open wide, and He has wanted a relationship with you ever since you were born—and even before that!

"...If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
—Romans 10:9

"For 'everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'"
—Romans 10:13


Love from your sister in Christ,
Amy

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