I was reading Psalms 78 last night and it reminded me of …uh…well, me. It’s basically a “laundry list” of all the great things that God did for the people of Israel in the past…rescuing them from Egypt…parting the red sea…leading them with a pillar of fire in the day and a pillar of fire at night…providing them with food and water in the desert…etc. In spite of all these great miracles they had witnessed…they still completely pissed God off (“fire of his wrath=seriously pissed off) by doubting that he would provide for them in the future.
Man is that a serious temptation for me…how about you? I’ve seen God do amazing things. I give God all the credit for the fact that our personal business has even survived over the years… I don’t deserve to have the family or life I have been blessed with. It’s seriously crazy that actionchurch launched and stayed open for more than two weeks…definitely a God thing. Having seen those things and countless more, I am still tempted to worry about the future. I’m still tempted to wonder if God can “do it again” as we re-launch at Club 19… To wonder if God can provide in some seriously “spooky” economic times… (can you watch cnbc without wanting to jump out the window?)
So…I’ve decided to not piss God off like the Israelites…to trust that he will “come through” as he always has in the past. I don’t think that it’s any accident that the next four weeks I will be talking about Faith (Jump) and Trust (In God we Trust?) on Sunday mornings. I’m certainly not an expert on faith or trust by any means…but you can bet I am motivated to learn all I can…and pass it on to you all. Buckle up..this should be interesting.
” 19 They even spoke against God himself, saying, “God can’t give us food in the wilderness. 20 Yes, he can strike a rock so water gushes out, but he can’t give his people bread and meat.” 21 When the Lord heard them, he was furious. The fire of his wrath burned against Jacob. Yes, his anger rose against Israel, 22 for they did not believe God or trust him to care for them.” Psalms 78:19-22