Feb. 29 & March 1, 2020

God has given us timeless traditions and elements to practice that bring us into a closer relationship with Him.  Being God-centered or having trust is the last in this series.  We will study this truth through questions and key points. 

  1. What would my life look like if God was the center?
  2. In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus teaches His disciples a valuable lesson about trust.
  3. God will never take anything from us that He doesn’t replace with something better.
  4. Life can only be experienced to the fullest when we trust in God.
  • What would my life look like if God was at the center of every area of my life?  

Instead of letting God be the center, we often argue with God rather than just trusting Him.

Sometimes, we get so focused on the risk that we miss the goodness and faithfulness of God.

What do you want out of life?  Who’s smarter?  Who fulfills those needs better? 

Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

  • In Luke 5:1-11, Jesus proved His trustworthiness and called His disciples to a different life. 

Jesus performed a miracle by nearly sinking the boats of the fishermen with such a large catch after they had fished all night with nothing to show for it.

This is God’s pattern for our lives:

1.  Jesus gives us evidence of His trustworthiness.

2.  Then, He asks us to trust in Him.

3.  We weigh the risks and choose to trust Him or not.

When God asks us to trust Him, the only thing we’re sure of is what’s in our hand.  But, trust is making the leap without knowing the results. 

  • God will never take anything from us that He doesn’t replace with something better.

God waits for us to trust Him and make the first move.

It’s really not about our stuff or the substitutes we acquire to try and bring fulfillment to our lives; it’s about whether we believe God is trustworthy.

  • Life can only be experienced to the fullest when we trust in God.

You have a loving Heavenly Father who has your best interest in mind.

To be obedient and follow Him will cost you, but not to obey and follow will cost you far, far more.

When you choose to trust, your fear will intersect with God’s faithfulness, and you’ll experience God like never before.

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