STOP TRYING – START TRUSTING

STOP TRYING – START TRUSTING
Psalm 46:5

If you have not experienced supernatural trouble, trouble that is caused by demons, evil beyond just human evil, then you must not be living the Xn life, meaning you and the devil are going the same direction.

-        When you get born from above you get a target place on you by the enemy. Stop him, discourage hi, slow him down, distract him!

“There is no such thing as unopposed spiritual progress.”

-        Some of you here today need to pay close attention because the trouble you are experiencing right now is supernatural and you don’t fight with natural help but with supernatural help.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore, will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the Holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.   Psalm 46:1-4

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.   Psalm 46:5

Last week we identified the river is the Life of God, the HS and the streams are our individual lives reaching out to the end of the earth bringing the life of God wherever we go.

-        Wherever God plants you there is your kingdom assignment and ministry to let the life of God pour out through you. Your neighborhood to your neighbors, your work, your school, etc.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved:

Her/She = those born of God – the church. People born of God have God in the midst of them = supernatural power to meet with supernatural trouble.

          God is already committed to meeting our needs: He already declared He would be our defender, protector, healer, provider, as long as we turn these over to Him and trust Him.

Ill. If we say we are turning a matter over to God and trusting Him then we are ate up with worry then we are not really trusting Him.

Friday morning as soon as I walked out on back porch to have my quiet time with God I was already praying and saying kind of like a ritual with me, “Lord, I rededicate my body to you today. . .” As soon as I said those words it was like the Lord interrupted me cause He didn’t want to hear this again. Instead He said,

“Stop trying and start trusting.”

          As soon as I sat down I looked up the definitions of TRYING and TRUSTING in the dictionary.

Try – to attempt or effort to accomplish.

Trust – assured, reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone.   

Okay Lord, You are taking me somewhere and showing me something I thought I knew but I guess I don’t. Can I give you a statement to start using that will help you relax instead of being so rigid about things.

“I think I am right, but I may be wrong.”

We all have strengths and weaknesses but if we are trying to live the Xn life in our own strength then we are bound to frustration and discouragement.

The Xn life is not you believing in Jesus and then trying to change your life – that is business of religion which is nothing more than sin management and behavior modification.

Here are some questions to see where you are in life:

Are you living for Jesus, or living because of Jesus?

Are you in church today for Jesus, or because of Jesus?

Do you read the Bible for Jesus, or because of Jesus?

God Himself lives inside us who are born of His Spirit.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.   Psalm 46:5

The church is to be a supernatural organization. Looking at Psalm 46:5 we should be asking questions to ourselves: “God is in the midst of her” – the river – the church of the Anointing. Is God in our midst as a church?

“God shall help her.” – Is God helping us?

Our lives as Xns are to be supernatural all the time, and will be if we move from trying to trusting.

“Your life should demand an explanation!”  

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, the excellency of the power being from God and not from ourselves.”  MEV

“We are like common clay jars carrying this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours.”   2 Cor. 4:7 Passion Transl.

 We have got to discover this power of God to live the supernatural life now and not try to live the Xn life on our own.

Ill. When I watch people’s lives I can see the difference between the Anointing and talent or skill. The Anointing is the river of God flowing through someone as they do the works of God.

-Wed night little child waving flag was anointed. I don’t know why other than I know the anointing when I see it.

- Met a volunteer at hospital and watched her as she waited on people and I recognized the anointing on her.

- Greeters at church should be some of most anointed people so people come into contact with the Anointing of God not just nice people.

- The preaching I am doing this moment – is it from the Anointing or from me? YES- both. Co-labor with God – Jesus “take My yoke upon you”.

Ill. You can tell when it is just me or when it’s me with the Anointing.

How do we operate in the Supernatural Anointing/Help of God now?

Then they asked Jesus, “What are we to do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus replied, “This is the work that God asks of you: that you believe in the One Whom He has sent [that you trust, rely on, and have faith in Him.]”      John 6:28-29 Amp/MEV

1.   BELIEVE GOD:  be born of God – Romans 10:9-10 – We must welcome KOG like a little child trusts or we won’t get it. A child does not have to figure out everything – they just believe.

2.   TRUST GOD:  HE will do through you what needs to be done if you stop trying to do it yourself. Believing is the first step to experiencing change in your life.

“May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace IN BELIEVING, SO THAT YOU MAY ABOUND IN HOPE, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.”  Romans 15:13

Joy and peace are not based on TRYING, but in TRUSTING.

How can you tell if you are believing God?

“For we who have believed (trust in and rely on God) do enter His rest.” Hebrews 4:3

God’s rest is an internal rest that says I am not worried, or frustrated, or upset because I trust God to take care of this matter.

God’s rest is not a rest from work, but a supernatural rest we have in work.

3.   OBEY GOD: Do what God is leading you to do. Do your part.

Ill. If HS prompts you to go apologize for hurting someone then do it. If they don’t forgive don’t worry about it. Just do your part and let God do His. You obey the leading of the HS in your life. How the other person responds is between them and God. Do your part and leave the results with Him.

If you don’t hear or recognize God leading you to do anything at the moment then WAIT upon the Lord.

Ill. Was meditating about waiting on the Lord and what does that mean. While fueling car I hoping to hear something from God about this and just looked down at gas pump and noticed “Marathon”. I can’t tell you how I know but I just knew god was showing me the kind of waiting upon the Lord refuels your life so you can finish the marathon of life and not faint or quit too soon.

          I kept on asking God about the specifics of what it means to wait upon the Lord. Hebrew word “wait” means to twist together or bind together. When you don’t know what to do or you are waiting for the Lord to give you an answer or direction – always spend time in worshipping Him. After a while every anxious thought begins to settle then be still and listen for what He may say.

W – worship

A -   abiding

I  -   in

T -   trust

          Even when we have to wait upon God for direction – it is teaching us to TRUST God and make our flesh be still!

Concl: It is so amazing to me that God wants to help us. All we have to do is ask Him for His help and then exchange our trying and start trusting and let Him lead.  

3 THINGS TO GET GOD’S HELP IN YOUR LIFE:

1.   BELIEVE GOD

2.   TRUST GOD

3.   OBEY GOD

Which one of these steps are you at today. What is the next step you need in order to experience the supernatural help of God in your life?