Quiet Time with Jesus – Trust

Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017

I was watching a TVB drama series – a woman conned a man of all his savings by pretending to be in love with him. The story tells us to be careful…

Then, I read a text followed by an email about a Wesley Wee, a Singaporean who wrote a touching story. The story reminds me of what Jesus said: “Love your neighbor” – Wesley is a ‘neighbor’. Wesley is now married to a woman from the Philippines. His wife is a ‘foreigner’ – some of us are very careful when foreigners show love… 

God is LOVE. His love is amazing. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. JESUS DIED FOR ALL. HE is the GREATEST GIFT a man (or woman) can receive ‘free of charge’. We don’t have to pay for it. We just have to take it with a thankful heart. GOD’S GIFT is available at the cross, paid by the life of a perfect man who shed His blood for all who are willing to come with a changed heart. There is no price tag – we just receive with a sincere heart. As for me, I have received His Gift of Grace.

I sing: Into Your hand/I commit again/With all I am for You Lord/You hold my world/In the palm of Your hand/And I am Yours forever.

Jesus I believe in You/Jesus I belong to You/You’re the reason that I live/The reason that I sing/With all I am. 

I’ll walk with you/wherever You go/Through tears and joy/I’ll TRUST in You/And I will live in all of Your ways and/Your promises forever.

I will worship/I will worship You…

A true worshipper TRUSTS Jesus absolutely – He does not lean on his own understanding. In all his ways, he acknowledges Jesus and He will make his paths straight. The NKJV:

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths
— Proverbs 3:5-6

What a wonderful promise!

Man (or woman) - we cannot trust; But the Son of Man (Jesus) - we can trust with all our heart and in all circumstances.


My Prayer

Dear ABBA Father,

I do not have a relationship with my earthly father – zero – no memories at all. That actually makes it easy for me to look to You, my Father in heaven, connect with You and love You. You are my one and only Father.

Many people have a terrible past - with tormenting memories of their growing-up years – memories (experiences) that contaminate the father and child relationship. It is harder for them to connect with You.

Somebody once said, “If a child does not have a father on earth, it’s harder for him to know his father in heaven.” [Personally, I do not agree.]

Father God, I believe You are able to open our eyes to see the Truth – that You are LOVE – that no matter what, we can know You, love You if our heart is surrendered to You. 

Apostle John says - We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).

I believe that we can love because You first loved us. 

I believe that You sent Your one and only begotten Son to die on the cross for us.

Apostle Peter said that when they hurled their insults at him (Jesus), he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead he ENTRUSTED himself to Him who judges justly (1 Peter 2:23).

Likewise, I choose to entrust my life to Him who judges justly. 

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling