Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Worth Walking Toward.

Siesta Scripture Memory Team: April 1, 2009 {verses 5-6} and April 15, 2009 {7-8}
This big ol' scripture is going to be a challenge to memorize over the course of this month ... But I need these words!
They speak a truth too necessary.

Talk about a timely, relevant, and treasured verse, friends. Each word is a treasure to me. Don't miss the relevant words in the very last verse:
Jeremiah 17:5-8 (New American Standard Bible)

5"Thus says the LORD,
Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,
And whose heart turns away from the LORD.

6"For he will be like a bush in the desert
And will not see when prosperity comes,
But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land of salt without inhabitant.

7"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD
And whose trust is the LORD.

8"For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit. "

Trust in.
hmmmm.

Do you trust in Government? think about it. do you? what are you expecting them to fix?

Do you trust in being educated??
do you? what are you expecting to achieve? become? prevent? attain in the eyes of man?

Do you trust in money?
do you follow all the sound advice? do you make sure your ducks are in all the right rows? can you give it away? can you "live" without it?

Do you trust in your church? do you? what are you expecting the church to repair? to do? achieve? sustain?

Your husband?
do you? what are you expecting your husband to fulfill? to make all better?

Your pastor? do you? what can he explain or save you from?

Your parents? do you? what can they protect you from? what can they provide?

Your children? do you? what can they become that will bring you satisfaction and peace?

...Yourself? do you control? hold on tightly? or carefully hold back?
do you hold onto that one worrisome thing? do you suffer anxiety over it? ...because you are afraid that if you don't hold onto it tightly, it will crash to the ground???

all the while
wondering: if I don't take care of it, who will????

Oh, hear me sweet friends. I have tried (um. still do.) all of those things!! And I still need daily bread {or whoopin's, :)} from God to remind me not to trust in my hubby, my church, ... myself.

OH, how I need these words of truth, Lord;
I have put my trust in those things that will not yield lasting fruit.
that will not save.
that will not fulfill.
that will, eventually, let me down.

Today, the Lord again whispers to my heart:
Trust in the Only Thing Worth Walking Toward...
His Name is Jesus.

6 friends had a thing or two to say...:

He And Me + 3 said...

Great thought provoking post!

Sassy said...

This is so true! What comfort to know that we serve and worship a God who is so much bigger than this earth. This country, this government. I think it is too easy in these times to allow the enemy to put fear into our hearts. Thank you so much for the reminder that through Christ alone we are saved and through Him we will overcome whatever the world throws our way. :)

God Bless!
~Sassy

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Mindy Mehaffey said...

AMEN!! (that really sums it all up.)

Jennifer said...

I think I can trust in myself -- far more often than I should. I've got to lay it down ... and lay it down again.

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

Beautiful words! Love those verses!

Christine said...

Taking this on my run with me today to put to memory! Love it! Thanks for sharing these here. Next time Jackie is in town I'll invite ya to join us! Hugsss