Words from the Heart for Thursday October 13th, 2016

Let’s see if your idols can save you when you cry to them for help. Why, a puff of wind can knock them down! If you just breathe on them, they fall over! But whoever trusts in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.

Isaiah 57:13 (NLT)

Trusting in God Alone

Idols are powerless and demand sacrifices of time, talents, and resources, yet never give the promised joy. The Lord, however, is the powerful God who has given a satisfactory sacrifice and promises a great inheritance. Worship Him for giving Jesus and everything you need for life and godliness!

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Devotion

A new study that was released in May of this year says that millennials are less trusting of Canada’s food system. The survey was released by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity and reveals that younger Canadians are shifting their trust in the production and supply of food here in Canada away from such traditional authorities as government agencies and food associations to family, friends and the internet. For example, only 66 per cent of millennials rated farmers as “believable” when it comes to the environment – compared to 70 per cent on average. 15 per cent said their No. 1 source of information on food is the Internet, and websites. Twelve per cent said “Google”. The same number said their friends or family are their main sources, for a total of 38%.

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Trust is a vital part of life. If you lose trust in a person or institution, it becomes difficult to win that trust back. Unfortunately, human beings are far from perfect and they are apt to disappoint us at some time or another. There is only person who we can count on to never let us down. Isaiah 57:13 says this: “Let’s see if your idols can save you when you cry to them for help. Why, a puff of wind can knock them down! If you just breathe on them, they fall over! But whoever trusts in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.” I am often amazed at what people put their hope in. While few in our part of the world trust in idols – although with the growth of Hinduism and Buddhism in the Western world idols are increasingly a part of Canadian life – it is natural for people to make an idol out of whatever is most important to them. If you want to check on what is most important to you, take a good look at your next visa card bill. You might be surprised at what you have made your idol. The only correct focus of our worship and adoration is the Lord Jesus, the only True and Living God. When we put our trust in Him alone, He promises that He will pour out His blessings upon us. Make sure your trust is in Him alone today.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley