Trusting Jesus in Everything
Trusting Jesus in Everything
- God doesn’t want us to trust Him with some things. He wants us to trust Him with everything.
- Until we completely trust Him, our lives will never be complete
TWO REASONS WE HAVE A HARD TIME TRUSTING GOD:
- The speed of our lives
That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. Luke 24:13-14
- If we are not careful, we can find ourselves drifting away from Jesus.
- It is possible to know information about Jesus but not have intimacy with Jesus.
- It is possible to have conversations about Jesus while you are walking away from Jesus
As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. Luke 24:15
- We can be so busy talking about Jesus that we don’t recognize him when He shows up
16 But God kept them from recognizing him. Luke 24:16
- Sometimes we don’t recognize Jesus because we aren’t expecting to see him
- Where there is no expectation there is very seldom any revelation
- Sometimes we get so busy that we don’t even have time to stop and recognize Jesus.
- If the Devil can make you busy, he can change your focus and he can stop you from walking with and recognizing Jesus
- Where we place our expectations
He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. 18 Then one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about all the things that have happened there the last few days.” 19 “What things?” Jesus asked. “The things that happened to Jesus, the man from Nazareth,” they said. “He was a prophet who did powerful miracles, and he was a mighty teacher in the eyes of God and all the people. 20 But our leading priests and other religious leaders handed him over to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. 21 We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago. Luke 24:16-21
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28
22 “Then some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning, and they came back with an amazing report. 23 They said his body was missing, and they had seen angels who told them Jesus is alive! 24 Some of our men ran out to see, and sure enough, his body was gone, just as the women had said.” 25 Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. 26 Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” 27 Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:22-27
- Staying grounded in God’s Word will almost always assure that we never walk away from Him
28 By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, 29 but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. 30 As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them. 31 Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared! Luke 24:28-31
- Our lives should be built on God’s promises, not our preferences.
32 They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” 33 And within the hour they were on their way back to Jerusalem. There they found the eleven disciples and the others who had gathered with them, 34 who said, “The Lord has really risen! He appeared to Peter.” 35 Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized him as he was breaking the bread. Luke 24:32-35
- We can’t see Jesus and remain passive or indifferent. Because when we see Him for who He is, it always causes some sort of reaction.
- When we see Him clearly, we’ll follow Him closely