An Exhortation to Trust the Lord News Letter: Week Ending 7-30-11

 This week’s letter is focused on our commitment to trusting the Lord in our everyday living application. For a point of reference I’ve surveyed the 3rd chapter of proverbs. In this chapter we can find great encouragement and instruction concerning trusting the Lord. Three Key points began the chapter; (1) Forget not the Law; That is to say remember the Word (Law) and be mentally prepared establishing a mindset that includes the Law as a foundation for our thought life and thought process. It is also key to be lead by the Holy Spirit in the application and appropriation of the Law (Word); For it is written “The Letter of the Law Killeth , but the Spirit gives Life”. Balance and Understanding is essential. The 2nd key is keeping the commandment in our heart. (Center of your spiritual being). In addition to serving and administrating the will of God in our lives via the Word, we are admonished to maintain a spiritual consciousness in our heart as a provision for governing our decisions, actions, plans, and general life style. The successful execution of these 2 principles; remembering the Law and keeping the Commandments; (Gods covenant with his people) This provides the benefits of wisdom for Living a Holy Life Style. The Following acknowledgments are listed as provisional and Providential Benefits:
a) Length of Days
b) Long Life (quality)
c) Peace
d) Favor
e) Good Understanding (wisdom)
The benefits are both spiritual and natural and are recognized in the sight of both God and Man. The Consistent practice of these applications will enable the believer to establish themselves in the word, in a life changing and practical manner.
The empowering (Jesus Christ abiding) benefit nurtures, edifies, and develops a trusting relationship with the Lord. I close with key # 3 Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path.” We are all faced with life’s circumstances, we are all faced with tough decisions, we are all faced with challenging situations. Life is full of opportunities, promise, and benefits. I Exhort you trust the Lord.
Apostle Bobby G. Johnson

These 12 verses have been compiled for your edification
i. Inspirational
Proverbs 3:5,
Jeremiah 17:7
Psalms 37:3
Psalms 119:66

ii. Trust in the Lord
Isaiah 26:4
Psalms 28:7
Psalms 91:2
Psalms 62:8

iii. Trust in Gods Plan
Psalms 56:4
Psalms 25:1
Psalms 125:1
Nahum 1:7

P.S. Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the thoughts that I think towards you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil to give you an expected end.” New Open Bible-KJV