Posts Tagged ‘trust’

Trust and Obey

July 19, 2018

Some of our old hymns and songs of the faith are being lost in this generation. Let us try to keep the messages alive with the old music along with the new. A great message in one of them is “Trust and Obey” was written by John H. Sammis in 1887. Read the words and you will not want this message to be lost:

1 When we walk with the Lord

in the light of his word,

what a glory he sheds on our way!

While we do his good will,

he abides with us still,

and with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way

to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

2 Not a burden we bear,

not a sorrow we share,

but our toil he doth richly repay;

not a grief or a loss,

not a frown or a cross,

but is blest if we trust and obey. [Refrain]

3 But we never can prove

the delights of his love

until all on the altar we lay;

for the favor he shows,

for the joy he bestows,

are for them who will trust and obey. [Refrain]

4 Then in fellowship sweet

we will sit at his feet,

or we’ll walk by his side in the way;

what he says we will do,

where he sends we will go;

never fear, only trust and obey. [Refrain]

Job 36:11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

God’s Alphabet

May 10, 2018

God takes the B,

The A,

The D,

And turns them into GOOD.

We don’t know how he does this thing, or even why he should.

It always works, it never fails. For those whose hearts are true;

All things may be against us, but Christ makes all things new.

He takes the S,

The A,

The D,

And turns them into GLAD,

Though it may take a while to see how good can come from bad.

Don’t falter, then, or feet or fail, just search his word and rest;

Though it may differ from our own his plan is always best.

Author Unknown

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 paths.

Illness

January 9, 2018

Many people are having problems with being sick this time of the year, especially in the southern USA. The drastic change in weather is probably a factor. The best thing to do if you or your family or friends are ill is to pray. Moms have an especially hard job to care for sick children and they need prayer and a helping hand would be a blessing. Adults who are ill please take care of yourself, rest and pray. The old remedy is chicken soup. Maybe not scientific but it sure makes one feel better. Our prayer for you is to get well soon and trust in the Lord for a quick recovery.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Concerned About the Future?

December 28, 2017

Looking forward to the New Year is exciting for some and discouraging for others. Many people of all ages have real concerns about the future. Young adults who are single are wondering if they will find the right person to marry. Jobs are uncertain and they do not know what the future will bring. The young married couples face problems of child rearing to be overwhelming at times or maybe making decisions on having a family at all. Middle age brings different kind of trials. Many have children still at home, grandchildren coming along and possibly elderly parents that need care. Then the elderly may have health problems, financial concerns and fears about death. All of these people have genuine concerns, and without proper guidance the future may look grim. BUT, the answer to all of these uncertainties is in One person, the Lord Jesus. He is the answer. He told us to cast our care upon Him. Total trust in Jesus will bring peace and encouragement no matter what our age or circumstance. He will answer prayer and bring into our life what is best or us.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Wisdom from Founder of SOS Events

November 28, 2017

“The hardest thing about evangelism is getting up in the morning and trusting God.”

Thomas Curtis

Founder SOS Events

1936-2016

1 Timothy 4:10

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Irma

September 6, 2017

There is a great storm coming in our direction within the next few days, for the people who live in Florida and the eastern USA. Hurricanes are dangerous as we have seen in Texas recently. Many people are frightened and are preparing as they should, however, as Christians we should not fear. Pray and trust the Lord for safety. Material things can be replaced but lives cannot.

Psalms 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Happy?

May 30, 2017

Want to be happy in life? There is an old hymn that says it all; Trust and obey for there’s no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey. I have included the words because each verse gives us an answer for our problems.

Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. 

When we walk with the Lord

  In the light of His Word,

What a glory He sheds on our way;

  While we do His good will,

  He abides with us still,

And with all who will trust and obey.

Chorus: Trust and obey,

For there’s no other way

To be happy in Jesus,

  But to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise,

  Not a cloud in the skies,

But His smile quickly drives it away;

  Not a doubt or a fear,

  Not a sigh or a tear,

Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,

  Not a sorrow we share,

But our toil He doth richly repay;

  Not a grief or a loss,

  Not a frown or a cross,

But is blest if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove

  The delights of His love,

Until all on the altar we lay;

  For the favor He shows,

  And the joy He bestows,

Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet

  We will sit at His feet,

Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;

  What He says we will do;

  Where He sends, we will go,

Never fear, only trust and obey.



Life Decisions 

May 21, 2017

Are you at a crossroad in your life? Having to choose what to do. College or Militaty? House or Apartment? Ministry or Secular Job? Stay Single or Marry? Current Job or New Job? There are so many decisions in life that set the coarse for the rest of your life. One wrong decision and disaster. A right one and joy and prosperity. The first right decision is to accept Jesus as your Savior. The second one is to follow Him and let Him direct your path. Read the Bible, pray and seek Godly council.

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 paths.

Our Pilot

May 18, 2017

Some people have fears. Snakes, the dark, bridges and many more. Flying can be very frightening to some people. Recently while on a flight the plane went through severe tubulence. Lightning, rain, bumpy air pockets. The plane actually dropped several feet which had many passengers crying and a few actually screamed. Then the pilot took the plane above the clouds where the sun was shinning and looking out the window the clouds looked white, fluffy and beautiful. The plane landed safety. It reminds me of our Pilot in life, the Lord Jesus Christ. He takes us through the storms of life and brings us the beautiful blessings in spite of the storm. We have nothing to fear if we put our trust in Him.

Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Friday the 13th

January 13, 2017

It is Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious?  There are a number of popular myths and superstitions surrounding the day, most famously:

If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die.

If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.

Do not start a trip on Friday or you will encounter misfortune.

If you break a mirror on Friday the 13th, you will have seven years of bad luck.

A child born on Friday the 13th will be unlucky for life.

Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck.

If you walk under a ladder or if a black cat crosses you on Friday the 13th, you will have bad luck.

As a Christian we should not believe in luck, good or bad. We should trust the Lord for everyday no matter what the calendar says. Superstition causes our minds to be confused and results in lack of trust in God.

Psalms 71:1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.