(I lost it. I went to copy what I had just typed and it disappeared! This must be important for someone)
Salvation begins with trust. Ephesians 1:13 says, “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.”
Trust is a heart decision to obey no matter what the Lord has asked. It is an attitude of trust that does not waver. It is steadfast faith in God’s faithfulness. Mark 11:22 says, “…Have faith in God.”
Let’s look at the example of Abram. Genesis 12:1 says, “Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.”
Verse 4 says, “So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him…And Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.”
I was 57 years old when the Lord told me to resign my job. I had no clue why at that moment. That night my dad asked me to move in with them to care for them 24/7. Like Abram, I began an incredible journey into uncharted territory. I left my city, job, friends, and my church of 21 years. I sold my 1400 square foot mobile, and moved into one bedroom.
Let’s look at the children of Israel for another example. Moses had died and their new leader was Joshua. They were facing the Jordan River that was overflowing its banks. The promised land was on the other side.
Joshua had just instructed them to follow the ark. Joshua 3:4 says, “…Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.”
That is the power of trust. The Lord has gone before us to prepare the way. He removes anything that would cause us to derail or our faith to fail. All we have to do is follow Him.
Psalm 85:13 says, “Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway.” Psalm 23:3 says, “…He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”
When we follow God’s pre-charted course, we are in the center of His will. Trust will allow Him to intentionally place our feet every step of the way. Trust is an attitude that bears abundant fruit which glorifies Him.