Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love and Trust

      The one thing that drives me nuts about myself is when the Holy Spirit tells me something and I will end up doing one of the following things. I will either dismiss it as not a valid answer or I will put my will above His and do it another way or I might actually listen and thank Abba for showing me what to do.
      I was talking to Abba about this and said "how I wish that every time you tell me to do something, I would just do it and not mess things up. This is what I worry most about following you that I will end up not doing your will and just mess things up causing me to not be useful and just create problems that you will end up fixing because of me." He spoke to me and said “If you love me you will trust and when you trust you will follow what I say. When you don’t trust, you won’t hear me because when you love me you’ll trust” I do love Abba but Abba isn’t talking to me about friendship love, He is talking to me about Agape love. The same love He gives to me. Also the same love and trust he wanted Peter to receive and give. In John 21:15-17 it says “After breakfast, Yeshua said to Shim‘on Kefa, “Shim‘on Bar-Yochanan, do you love me more than these?” He replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I’m your friend.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  A second time he said to him, “Shim‘on Bar-Yochanan, do you love me?” He replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I’m your friend.” He said to him, “Shepherd my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Shim‘on Bar-Yochanan, are you my friend?” Shim‘on was hurt that he questioned him a third time: “Are you my friend?” So he replied, “Lord, you know everything! You know I’m your friend!” Yeshua said to him, “Feed my sheep!” Peter spoke of friendship love, Yeshua wanted unconditional love.  Yeahua call us lambs at first then He calls us sheep. Isaiah 40:11, "He is like a shepherd feeding His flock, gathering His lambs with His arm, carrying them against His chest, gently leading the mother sheep.”
      Romans 3:22-23, 27-31 "and it is a righteousness that comes from God, through the faithfulness of Yeshua the Messiah, to all who continue trusting. For it makes no difference whether one is a Jew or a Gentile, since all have sinned and come short of earning God’s praise. So what room is left for boasting? None at all! What kind of Torah excludes it? One that has to do with legalistic observance of rules? No, rather, a Torah that has to do with trusting. Therefore, we hold the view that a person comes to be considered righteous by God on the ground of trusting, which has nothing to do with legalistic observance of Torah commands. Or is God the God of the Jews only? Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, he is indeed the God of the Gentiles; because, as you will admit, God is one. Therefore, he will consider righteous the circumcised on the ground of trusting and the uncircumcised through that same trusting. Does it follow that we abolish Torah by this trusting? Heaven forbid! On the contrary, we confirm Torah."
       Abba cares for us and wants us to have unconditional love for Him. To trust Him that He is in control of our life no matter what circumstances are around us.