You Love God, But Do You Trust Him?

Some people are famous cooks. Others are illustrious cooks. I’m an infamous cook.

Once when my wife was gone I invented a dish. I found some cream of mushroom soup in the cupboard and mozerella cheese in the frig. Since I like both of these I mixed them them in the heating pan.

When I lift the stirring spoon from the potion I had created it was kind of gross. The cheese stretched from the spoon down to the soup and reminded me a bit of someone with a bad cold (sorry ladies).

My wife loves me, but if someone famous comes to eat at our house, she doesn’t trust me to prepare the meal.

God asks that we love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. If He asks us to love Him like that we can be sure that He loves us in return with all His heart, soul, mind and strength.

But what does it mean to love God like that?

There is a vital element of the love that God wants from us, that maybe isn’t always present in love. You see, I can love my three-year old child but I’m not going to count on Him for a lot of things. He loves me back but his love is more emotional than practical.

My wife can love me but she’s not going to trust me to cook the casserole.

The love God desires from us includes an element of powerful trust in Him and who He is. Continue reading

A Heavenly Tweet

Tweeting requires a person to speak succinctly and powerfully in 140 characters. Say it and don’t get longwinded.

Compared to its neighbor, the long, powerful 119th Psalm, Psalm 117 is just a tweet. Two verses. But what a powerful revelation of the nature of God in just a heavenly tweet.

“For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.”

Here’s how God is towards you and I. Incredible love, faithfulness that doesn’t quit. Stop and think about that in relation to your life.

So, what should our response be to His love and faithfulness? For sure we should claim the fullness of His Spirit each day of our lives in order to live like that towards others.

But, right now, just this moment? “Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples.” Do it for who He is and what He does.

Actually, the Lord said it in two verses in the little Ps. 117 tweet. It’s taken me a bit longer.

Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord.(Ps. 117, NIV)