Trust God And Act!


During the early days of Saul’s kingship, the Philistines controlled the western border of Israel, and battle lines were drawn at the pass called Michmash. Saul seemed content to sit on the sidelines, but Jonathan wanted to be on the front line. ‘Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side’ (1 Samuel 14:1 ).

There was only Jonathan and his armour bearer, so the odds didn’t look good. But when you make a move that is motivated by God’s glory, it moves the heart and hand of God. What it requires is a step of faith. And often it’s the longest, hardest, and scariest step you’ve ever taken. Usually when Israel’s kings went into battle it was because they had received a word from the Lord assuring their victory.

Jonathan had received no such word. He simply said, ‘Perhaps the Lord will act on our behalf’ (1 Samuel 14:6). Most people operate out of the opposite mentality: ‘Perhaps the Lord won’t act on our behalf.’ They let fear dictate their decisions instead of faith. So, they end up with Saul, sitting on the sidelines.

And how did the battle turn out for Jonathan and his armour bearer? ‘So the Lord rescued Israel that day’ (1 Samuel 14:23). All it took was one daring decision! That’s all it ever takes. When you move, God will move on your behalf. And if you don’t move, you’ll always wonder ‘what if?’ Our longest regrets are our inaction regrets – the things we would have, could have, or should have done but did not do.

So, I dare you today to: Trust God and Act! Good morning!

9 thoughts on “Trust God And Act!

  1. First of all trust on yourself, action and extra feeling is possible, no in the other side… you must be rely on see the light… nice as always and in god we trust… read who’s collecting dollars!

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  2. “But when you make a move that is motivated by God’s glory, it moves the heart and hand of God.”
    As always Whitney….you are good for my soul. You remind me of truths that are good to keep in mine and take action on. Thank you.

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    1. Your words are soul lifting and encouraging my dear Mrs Faye. I’m nothing but pencil in the hand of my maker. He uses me to write to inspire and motivate lives.
      You are good to me too Mrs Faye. I’m really glad you dropped by Ma’am. Thank you very much.

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