6th: Reach Up! - For something higher. As Jiminy Cricket sings "High Hopes" Always try to better yourself. “Christ in you, the hope of glory”. Colossians 1:27
a. Do you have those moments when you just aren’t sure? Do you question whether the actions you have decided on are what God would have you do?
b. It is important that when you have these doubts, as you look up, reach up!
c. Proverbs 3:5-6 —Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
(1) Trusting in God means so much more than just trusting in Him when the times are tough.
(2) While we may not understand God’s ways or His reasoning, the one thing we can understand with certainty is that He has our best interests at heart.
(3) We may be wise beyond our years, but that wisdom can never replace the need for a full and complete trust in God’s superior ways.
(4) If we trust in God and acknowledge Him, not with just a nod of recognition, but with a deep and intimate knowledge of Him; we find that he will make our paths straight. That is, He removes obstacles, or shows us a way around them, and makes a smooth path for us to travel, or gives us a better life, or helps us to achieve that unachievable goal.
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