In What or Whom Do I Trust?

In What or Whom Do I Trust?

In What or Whom Do I Trust? Some common themes are woven into today’s readings, and each day we have to decide who or what we are going to trust. Taking up our cross and trusting God will always involve leaving behind what is comfortable and known. The call of Abraham is ours, we must be willing to go to spiritual places previously unknown to us.

Isaiah 40

  1. What does this chapter teach us about the nature of God?
  2. How does God regard the nations?
  3. How should we regard them and what level of trust should we place in them?
  4. What is the difference between being a good citizen because we are obedient to God and just being a good citizen?
  5. Which makes for better citizens?
  6. What happens when we trust in God?

Luke 5

  1. How does trusting in God usually involve going beyond our expectations?
  2. Was Peter called to something familiar and known? What would have been the commonsense approach?
  3. What limits to my calling is my commonsense placing on me?
  4. How do religious commonsense and expectations limit me and prevent me from fulfilling God’s plan for my life?

Psalm 30

  1. What does this Psalm teach us about the nature of God?
  2. What does it teach us about prayer?

Proverbs 30

  1. What do we learn about the nature of God here?
  2. What challenge is laid before this in this proverb?

My Utmost for His Highest, May 30

  1. When someone says “yes-but…” to me, how do I feel and think toward that person?
  2. When I say this to God, how is it likely to affect my relationship with him?
  3. How willing am I to move beyond a commonsense life? What does this say about my level of trust in God?

Prayer and Meditation Help Us Get Deeper Into These Questions. Read:

Christian Meditation

Concept of God: Prayer 1

Prayer II: Believing is Seeing

What Do I Pray For? Part 1 of Prayer III

What Do I Pray For? Part 2 of Prayer III

How to Pray, Prayer IV

How Often Should I Pray? The Value of Persistence in Prayer: Prayer V

Jesus What Do I Do? – Correct Question

What Would Jesus Do? WWJD?—Wrong Question

Answered Prayer: How to Get There


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