Give God Your Best, Part1
I trusted in, relied on and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God. My times are in Your hands.- PSALM 31:14, 15
I’ve trained myself now to start each day by giving God the first fruits of my time. I’ve realized that I’m not going to get through the day peacefully If I don’t spend time with God. So each morning , I get coffee, and usually while still in my pajamas, I just spend as much time with God as I need to in order to feel I can behave properly and walk in the fruit of the spirit throughout the day.
I learned to use the best part of my day to give God the best part of my heart. Giving God the first moments of the morning helps keep my priorities straight for the rest of the day. Don’t use this gift of time with God to meditate on your problems. Don’t that time worrying about all the things that you wanted to God to do for you that He’s not done yet, or trying to figure out ways you can get Him to do them. During this time with God, set your heart as the psalmist did, who wrote, But I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in you, O Lord; I said, You are my God. My times are in your hands. (PSALM 31:14, 15, EMPHASIS MINE).
The Bible says to lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes(PROVERBA 3:5-7).
What’s the sense in our saying that we trust God then spending our day trying to figure out how and when our problems will be solved? God wants to hear us say, “Lord, I don’t know how You’re going to do this. I don’t care how you do it, I know its going to be right. I can’t do it anyway, so I’m not going to frustrate myself trying to figure out how I can do it, God. I trust all my circumstances to you. My times are in Your hands. Trusting you is my first priority in life.”