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My God is…Understanding 1 Chronicles 28:9

1 Chronicles 28:9 – And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with

Wish someone would understand?

Wish someone would understand?

wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

Lord searches every heart

There is no one who knows me better than God. There is no one who knows you better either. He searches every heart. Romans 8:27-28 reads, And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Understands every desire and every thought

He knows all our dreams, wants, fears, sins and successes. He knows our potential as well. But knowing it isn’t the whole story. He understands every thought and every desire. He gets me. And He gets you too. He understands. He knows your whole history. Everything you’ve gone through, all the pains, all the challenges and all the wonderful things that have happened as well. He loves you and wants to have a relationship with you.

If you seek him, he will be found by you

So who wouldn’t want to know someone who gets them better than anyone else. The one who can be there, understand and know what you’re really going through. God is the best friend we could ever have. He knows us, and understands us. How many of us at one time or another said, “I wish someone understood what I’m going through.” We do, and God promises if we seek Him, He will not be hidden from us. We will be able to find Him. He wants you to find Him. He wants to have a true relationship with you.

But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.

This isn’t a fun part of the verse. People don’t like that God would reject someone, but who did it first. If you forsake Him, He understands you still. But He will reject you. There is hope though, because the moment you confess your belief in Him, He is found. Even if you have forsaken Him before, because you didn’t remain in that, He will be found by you. He understands you.

Do you want someone to truly understand you?

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2013 in My God is Understanding

 

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My God is…Trustworthy Psalm 111:6-8

Psalm 111:6-8 He has shown his people the power of his works,

Who do you trust?

Who do you trust?

giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.

A name you can trust 

When we lived in England, there was a commercial that always ended “A name you can trust” (yes it’s true I can’t remember what the commercial was for, but I remember the catch phrase). People are always trying to get us to trust them. They want to be believed. They want people to understand and identify with them.

Who do you trust? 

I trust people who have proven themselves to be trustworthy. My parents – I trust them wholeheartedly. They have always been reliable. I can come to them with any problem, and they will be there for me. They’ve proven their trustworthiness through their consistent love and care for me. Did I always think what they wanted me to do was the right thing for me at the time? No. Sometimes they seemed unreasonable, strict and maybe even controlling, but I was always shown to be wrong. Their actions worked for my best interest. Now they’re not perfect, but they are trustworthy.

Why do you trust? 

Do you trust people blindly? Are you unforgiving? Do you think just because someone doesn’t agree with you that they’re not trustworthy? Truth is, people are not always trustworthy. They fail us. They are sinful. But the Truth is God is trustworthy. He does follow through on His precepts. This world is full of evil, but for those who believe we look beyond the here and now towards our future in heaven with Him. We trust that while we live on this imperfect world, God is still active and moving us towards Him and away from the evil of this world.

Finding Comfort in His word

Psalm 111 is a great Psalm talking about God & His trustworthiness. I hope you find it a blessing this morning.

Psalm 111[a]

Praise the Lord.[b]

I will extol the Lord with all my heart
in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.

He has shown his people the power of his works,
giving them the lands of other nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established for ever and ever,
enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
He provided redemption for his people;
he ordained his covenant forever—
holy and awesome is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise.

 

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2012 in My God is Trustworthy, Psalm

 

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