(Guest post by Leah Lively)
In my faith journey, I sometimes get so wrapped up in the details of following God that I forget the basic foundation of my faith: trusting God with my entire life on a daily basis.
The Christian faith reflects our belief that we are sinners, Jesus died as a punishment for our sins, and He rose from the dead to live an eternal life with God. As we live out our faith, it requires a daily commitment to trust Him as Lord over everything.
Lord over your home?
Lord over your work?
Lord over your relationships?
Lord over your mouth?
Lord over your actions?
Lord over your heart?
Whether we are new to Christianity or have been a believer for years, from time to time, we have to come back to daily trust.
I have always been told to keep God first in my life, but by putting Him first, does that mean I keep Him exclusive and not a part of my other priorities? God should be in the center of my life so that through my trust in Him, He infiltrates the way I interact in the other areas of my life.
I have had problems with control my entire life. When my emotions are raging, it’s usually as a result of me feeling out of control. Recently, I have tried to lay my day before God each morning through prayer, asking and trusting Him to be Lord over all of it. Without daily trust that God is in control over all areas of my life, I will only feel the full chaos of my day. When I acknowledge His control, my eyes are opened to see Him working throughout my day.
This morning, I prayed over each part of my day, entrusting it to God. Occasionally, I attend a class at my gym. I don’t know anyone in the class. I typically walk in, do my workout, and leave. Today, a lady in the class had on a shirt from my church. She has been in the class every time I have attended, but I didn’t know her. We began talking and making connections. We now know each other by name and will look out for one another at church. I don’t believe in coincidences. I believe in trusting in God to orchestrate my day so I do not miss sweet conversations and connections.
Daily trust requires daily surrender.
Trust in God is not automatic. I want to trust in myself, in my own abilities, but I fail every day. Only God, who is all-knowing and fully sovereign can be completely trusted with my day.
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Leah Lively is a wife and mother of four, living in central Virginia. Through writing and speaking opportunities, she is passionate about encouraging others in learning more about the Bible and maturing in their faith. Leah writes on her blog at leahlivelyblog.com and just published her first Bible study in May 2019, “30 Days with John: A Journey with Jesus’ Most Beloved Disciple.”