Sunday, September 4, 2016

Where lies your trust?

"In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves." Psalm 127:2


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According to history.com, Labor Day is an official day, or holiday, set apart to pay "tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894." And it's said for many, this day also symbolizes the end of summer "and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events." So no matter what it means to you and how you're celebrating, I bet you'll agree that it's nice to have a three day weekend isn't it? And speaking of celebrating with athletic events, maybe you're using the extra day to recover from that race you did on Saturday or Sunday? 

You know, the contributions and accomplishments we honor on this day were produced by many people and by many hours of hard work throughout history. And while God is not against human effort, the Bible tells us that laboring incessantly day and night "toiling for food to eat" may indicate an inability to trust Him to fulfill our needs. You see when we feel the need to work so hard and long that we neglect our family, sleep and our time with God, who or what are we trusting in?

Charles Spurgeon once wrote, "We must trust as if all depended on God and work as if all depended on us." So, let us do our work to the best of our ability knowing that hard work honors God-and then, when the day is done, let us trust him in our rest knowing that our needs will be met. 

Heavenly Father, thank you for promising us that if we trust in you that all our needs will be met. Help us to know the difference between our needs and our wants Lord that we might put work into perspective. Most of all, may we realize that all our work will be in vain without a relationship with you and let us pursue that relationship above all else! It's in your precious name we pray, Jesus. Amen. 

Happy Running!!!

I will trust - Elevation Worship