Pastor Tommy Moseley filled in for Pastor Miles this week. He challenged the Rock to trust God more and do what He tells us, because ultimately God knows way more than we do.
For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool's voice is known by his many words. Ecclesiastes 5:3
1. Wisdom comes if you cry out, seek and search.
To Solomon, God said, "Ask! What shall I give you?" Solomon responds, "Give your servant an understanding heart to judge your people that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" This response pleased the Lord and he was became the wisest man that ever lived AND the wealthiest.
He asked God to give him an understanding of His power, His will, His grace and His love so he could govern his people. Solomon knew his limitations as he told the Lord, "Now, O Lord my God, You have made your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or to come in."
This begs the question for as much talking and planning and idealizing we do in the stretch of our lives, what do we really know? With wisdom, we acknowledge our simplicity and call upon God for His hand to make straight the path; we become silent and call out to our Father our Maker for an answer.
2. God doesn't need more of our words.
As I near the age of forty, I've recently caught myself day dreaming my history; the victories in my life and the mistakes that have swerved me onto the shoulder of the road. They are filed into these mental chapters like "Pampers to Punk Rock: "Potty Training a Prodigal Child in Twenty Years Or Less" or my ma's not-so-favorite, "The Downtown Drunk-alogues: Surviving A Mother's Prayers" and of course, "My Big Fat Irish Reckoning: Ain't Grace Amazing?"
What took place was a lot of changing; the ideas, the philosophies, the talk went from childish babble to non-sense to silence. God never changed. He never changes! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Silence.
Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven and you are on earth; Therefore let your words be few. Ecclesiastes 5:1-2
3. Find an activity that God has for you.
"Be still, and know that I am God."
Chill. Rest easy and know He has it all figured out. He knows the hairs on our head and He knows where we're at and where we're headed. Shhhhh Trust Him.