Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Part of having faith in God is trusting that He knows what's best for you. There are so many things that we have wanted that we realize in hindsight were not good. Yes faith is about believing and not doubting God at his word. But its trusting in his character and wisdom especially in this sinful world. Jesus knew what was best for humanity and it was the Cross. Through his resurrection He was able to give us all things pertaining to life and godliness. In this life we live we have to trust God more than just having faith He will do a thing we ask. Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Think about that, we are his workmanship no longer being shaped by the world and our own ambitions. If we truly believe in the Gospel our mindset has to change from death to life. God in Christ has things for us that we may not like or agree with, our challenge every day is to trust in His finished worked of the Cross. I am convinced that real faith is trust in the plan of God laid out in the Gospel. How are lives turn out is up to Jesus, but we live every day as close as we can the way He modeled life for us. Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us. But if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but glorify God that you bear that name. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. That is the key to life, staying strong in the Jesus and trusting in Him to do what's best for you.
Meditate 1 Peter 4:11