Learning To Trust God
The picture is vivid: A little girl stands at the edge of the window in a burning building. It's the second floor, and to the child the ground seems like a long way down. Below is a fireman - a big guy, standing there in his yellow garb, big hat and black boots. With outstretched arms, he reaches for the child and yells, "Jump! I'll catch you! Jump now!"
The child's heart is fearful. She doesn't know the fireman. If, however, that child's father were there and said the same thing, most children wouldn't hesitate. This, in a measure, is the quandary that confronts anyone who is serious about his relationship with God.
When Jesus was here and He called those men and women who would in time turn the world upside down for His cause, He asked but one thing: "Come and follow Me."
Jesus knew that those who followed Him would get to know Him, and when they got to really know Him, they would love Him, and when they loved Him, they would obey Him.
Do you want to develop a relationship with God? Spend time with His Son. Get to know Him through prayer. Keep a journal of what you pray for and what God does. As you read the Word, write down your impressions and what you feel God is saying to you. Getting to know God is not something reserved for only those who leave the real world and become ascetics, but for those who live in our world with the touch of heaven on their lives.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. MATTHEW 7:12