Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:21 AM

March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:21 AM
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:21 AM

Jeremiah 17:5-10

On November 22, 2010, during my deacon ordination service, each candidate was asked to share a few words about the type of man they are and the type of deacon they would be. Without a second thought, I immediately shared with the congregation that I base my life and ministry on Proverbs 3: 5-6, which reads “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”. The understanding here is that in my accepting a life of servitude, its important that I have abundant strength to help me meet the needs of others. This type of strength comes only from the Lord.

In these verses of Jeremiah, we see that not only can we place our total trust in the Lord but, we are also able to place our hope in Him. When we place our hope and dependence in God, we find ourselves connected to the One who has the power to strengthen us, heal our hearts from the hurts of life and ultimately, deliver us from a life of Sin. Once these transformations happen, we are in a place to go and fully serve others. It is this type of service, to and for others, that allows us to bear good fruit for the Lord.

When we apply God’s wisdom to our lives and our actions, the results (fruit) will always be acceptable to God. We will forever have major choices and life decisions to make, but we must always place our trust in the Lord and seek his guidance in our decision making process.

Make the choice now to constantly be rooted in God and in His word. This wise choice will lead to a fulfilling life of service to the people of God, and a life of bearing good fruit for the Lord.

 Heavenly Father,
Help me to learn to put my complete trust in you. Let me forever live a life that is rooted and grounded in your word.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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