This past Sunday in church we were each given three playing cards. Coming from a baptist background, my pastor, grandfather would be quite disturbed by the fact that we had playing cards let alone drums and guitars in church. But that is a whole other story. We were to assign each card something we value most in our life; family, job, security, etc. Once we had done that, we were asked to give them over to Jesus. Giving him total control and trusting him for the plans of each of these things we hold so dear. During an extended time of worship and prayer, when we had given these things over to Jesus we were to lay them face up on the floor in front of us. I have been a Christ follower since I was 12 years old and grew up in a Christan family believing that I was able to give it "all" over, but I have to be honest with you I was unable to lay these cards down. I want to be able to trust Christ for everything, and there have been times when I think I have come close, but as soon as I would lay it down, minutes later I would pick them up again. Daily, if not hourly, I have to force myself to allow Christ to have control in areas of my life that I want him to and areas where I struggle to give up that control. Needless to say, I still have my cards and have not yet laid them down. The desire to trust fully is there it's just the lack of control that I have trouble with.
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4
I do believe this, its the application that I can't seem to manage. Have a great day and "trust" in the Rock eternal.