In the world but not of it

January 26, 2010

Are we on God’s side?

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? This I know: God is on my side! Psalms 56:4, 9b

God is on our side. I know this to be true because that is precisely what the Bible teaches.

We don’t need to be afraid. We don’t need to be intimidated by the people we work with or for.  We don’t need to feel threatened about losing our job or being passed over for a promotion. We don’t need to be anxious about losing out on an opportunity.

The world lives in the FUD factor all the time. Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. We don’t need to live in the FUD factor because God is on my side but too often we do.

Too often we are afraid and intimidated. Too often we allow situations to make us feel threatened and insecure.

We experience constant emotions of uncertainty and doubt. We can become unstable in many ways and inconsistent with the relationship God intended for us to have with Him. There are times when we have all questioned God saying…”Lord, if you are on my side then why do I continue to feel this way”?

The answer has been before us all along. It is contained in the same scriptures we have read but somehow did not allow them to sink in. We mistakenly confuse our “spiritual activities” (Bible reading, church going, serving, etc…) with our full surrender.

We measure so much in life by the outward activities and actions we are involved with. The outward has such a strong influence on our beliefs and values. Yet on the inside we are still manipulating our circumstances, exaggerating the truth, scheming and conniving our way in and out…all in the name of God.

Yes, we know He is on our side but we need to be certain that we are on His. Perhaps one man said it best “if you wake up tomorrow and don’t feel close to God, guess who moved”…

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