Trust in the LORD

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed– Psalms 37:3. Trusting in the LORD is a great first step in receiving (from our God) the true inner desires of our hearts. Without trust, we cannot really believe in Him to answer our prayers. Thou shalt be fed means that the LORD supplies our personal needs, and it is His delight to do so “according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).”

The Father Himself

“Jesus stated that the Father himself loveth you– John 16:27. Well, by golly, the Creator of the universe not only loves you, but He is called by Jesus ─ the Father Who loves you ─ WOW! In the Greek Text, the words the Father represent His loving relationship with His beloved; that is the Father’s relationship that He has with Jesus and is also the same relationship our heavenly Father desires to have with you and me on a daily basis. The word Father refers to a personal relationship that is warmly nurtured as it grows in the light of spiritual love, a special type of love known, felt, and intimately shared between the Father and His own children. With this very personal relationship, Jesus received answers to his prayers because he believed that his Father not only heard him when he prayed (John 11:42), but that his Father also loved him unconditionally (John 3:35) ― what a confidence-builder, and we may stand with this same confidence before our loving Father. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us– I John 5:14. In Christ’s name, we will have no need to stress and utter out something’s got to give because the Father will give, He’s not something, He’s our everything, God shall supply all {ALL} your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus- Philippians 4:19.” ~LMJ~

Living in the Care of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Psalms 34:10:
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Even the kings of the jungle lack the power to provide the complete supply for their young and so they have lack and suffer hunger. This shows that it really does not matter how powerful or rich a person is, without seeking God first he will have lack, not only in physical things but even more so, mentally and spiritually. We who “seek the LORD shall not want any good thing,” means that our God can meet our needs in life, and that living without want is available because our God is the supplier and our true sufficiency.

Matthew 6:33:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things {food, clothing, and the things that give men and woman mental, physical, and spiritual abundance in life} shall be added unto you.

Philippians 4:19:
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Living in the care of God is contingent upon believing the words in the Word of God. When God’s Word expresses that God will “supply all your need,” then that is exactly what He means.

Psalms 37:23-25:
-23: The steps of a good man are ordered {ordained} by the LORD: and he {God} delighteth in his {your} way. {The Lord God is in total delight when anyone walks in the steps that God ordains.}
-24: Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
-25: I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed {his children} begging bread.

Who is a “good man” according to the Scriptures? A “good man” is a man or a woman who does one thing and one thing only; and that is they think about the Word of God (to the end that they believe His Word), they think the Word of themselves, and they believe the words God promises when He promises that He will not forsake them.

Hebrews 13:5 (The Amplified Bible):*
Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

Life is such that people, no matter the strength of their faith, may from time to time fall, yet God promises that He will, with His hand (by His power and strength) lift them back up again.

Matthew 12:35 reads, “A good man out of the good treasure {i.e., the Scriptures} of the heart {that we have purposely placed there} bringeth forth good things,” and in Psalms 119:11 we also read, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” We Christians, by believing in God’s Word will bring forth good things into our lives, families, and surroundings. This is the promise of God to His own children.

Psalms 84:11:
For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. {Walking uprightly is walking with the Word in our hearts, and these are steps that God ordains.}

The challenge in life is to elevate our believing to the standard of God’s Word, for it is the truths and standards of His Word that allow us to genuinely and honestly live in the care of God.

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (I Peter 5:7).

*Scripture taken from THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE.
The Amplified New Testament copyright (c) 1958, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation.
Used by permission.

God’s Wish

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

III John 2:
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

III John 2 is God’s wish; His wish above anything else is that we may prosper and be in health. The word “wish” literally means prayer. Noting that God actually prays for our well-being is interesting because usually we think of prayer as a one-way street, from man to God. However, III John 2 sheds light that God actually prays for us, and His prayer is His own believing. God not only prays but He also shows us in His Word many wonderful details on how to raise our believing so that He may fulfil His prayer.

Deuteronomy 8:18a:
But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth. . .

Not only does God give us power to get wealth but He also gives us “power” to enjoy wealth when we receive it. Often people with wealth are so busy acquiring and stockpiling it that they never seem to enjoy it; however, God’s will for us is to enjoy our lives with all that He gives.

Ecclesiastes 5:19:
Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

This gift does not necessarily mean that God will cause you to be rich beyond your wildest dreams, but that He wants you to have enough to enjoy the more abundant life (John 10:10a). In III John 2 the word “prosper” means to have a prosperous journey (Romans 1:10). In this journey that we are on in this life (on our way to heaven), God is willing and able to supply our every need (Romans 4:21; Philippians 4:19). In Psalms 103:3 we read, “. . . who {God} healeth all thy diseases”; we have the God-given right to believe in and claim our health “in the name of Jesus Christ” (Matthew 8:17; John 14:13-14), and there is nothing more valuable or enriching in this life than mental, physical, and spiritual health. Jesus Christ actually gave his own life to help raise our believing for health.

I Peter 2:24:
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

In III John 2 the words “even as thy soul prospereth” represents your actual life (your soul), and soul means, “breath life,” that which makes you – you. The soul is the inner consciousness where one reasons and processes information. “Prospereth,” means the journey you are on, and when God’s Word begins to have place in your thinking and reasoning, then you will become ever more in tune to God’s prayer.

The Word of God effectually works (I Thessalonians 2:13) as you continue believing with God from your heart to receive His bountiful goodness and blessings upon your life.

The Belief of Our Confession

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Almost everything a person receives in this life revolves around two important key elements, 1) confession, and 2) belief of that confession. The greatest thing in this life that a person can receive from God is salvation! Nothing in this world is above or greater than obtaining one’s own salvation because salvation is what carries a person into the next life, into eternity, and into eternal bliss.

Romans 10:9:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Two key aspects are revealed to us in verse 9, and that is the heart and the mouth. First, we must confess with our mouth, which means to say it, to admit it, and to proclaim the thing we want. Secondly, we must believe in our heart, which means in our innermost being we must believe the outer confession we made, and then it is truly ours. These are the two keys to receiving anything, including salvation. The next verse repeats this same process of receiving, only this time it is written backwards to show us why and how one receives from God.

Romans 10:10:
For with the heart man believeth unto {God’s own} righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto {your own} salvation.

The result of following the instruction recorded in Romans 10:9-10, is that “. . . thou shalt be saved,” and thus we shall absolutely receive salvation. However, if and only if we will first confess and secondly, if we believe, then we shall assuredly receive our desired result – salvation, which also means that when we believe and confess, then we can receive complete “spiritual wholeness” from God.

I pray that you have believed and confessed in the greatest thing that God has ever given to humanity, for with your belief of confession you have received eternal life. With these same keys of believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth that gave you eternity, God will also provide for all of your life’s needs, desires, and concerns (Mark 11:23-24 and Philippians 4:19).

See: A Structure of Romans 10:9-10: