It’s Friday…Minute By Minute

How do you measure or monitor your trust in God? Does it vary depending on the difficulty of the season your life is in, or the pending news regarding an uncertain future? How is your trust in Him related to your love for Him? When God tells us to love Him with all of our soul, how do we actually do that? The soul involves so much of us, isn’t it a massive undertaking to surrender it to God?

That depends. If it is viewed over the course of one’s life, it is. But when it is viewed just for today, it isn’t. Think about that: God never asks us to love Him completely and consummately forever. He wants that, of course, but He doesn’t approach us that way. He approaches us right now. He wants us to love and trust Him with everything in us at this moment. And when the next moment comes, He’ll want that again. But does He expect this our whole lives, all at once? He doesn’t reveal our entire lives to us that way; and He knows we can’t offer them back to Him that way either.

“In You, LORD my God, I put my trust.” (Psalm 25:1)

That makes loving God a whole lot easier, doesn’t it? Whatever decision is facing us today is the decision in which God wants us to demonstrate our love for Him. Whatever struggle we are having, or whatever depression we are feeling, He only asks us to turn it over to Him Minute By Minute. We struggle with our eternal commitment to our Creator, but the struggle of the moment, while difficult, is a lot easier. Our strategy for loving and trusting God is a matter of the here and now, not of the one day and forever.

Why is that important for us to know? Because if we look at the big picture, we may get depressed quickly. We can see our failures in the context of our whole lives and assume that we’ve done a miserable job of loving and trusting God. Just like a married couple that lives in the past, we’ll be doomed to repeat it – we’ll question our devotion because our devotion has a spotted track record. Or like the couple who hopes for the future but ignores the present road to get there, we’ll question our devotion because it always seems unattainable. God helps us in the now, so that we won’t play those mind games. He wants our love and trust in the immediate decision, the current workload, and the present mood. Let’s give Him our life, love, and trust one manageable minute at a time.

Have an easy weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who acknowledge His presence moment by moment and enjoy every second with Him.

All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.

“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)

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