I am yours and you are mine

I am yours, and you are mine

"The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."  Psalm 18:2

We were created to glorify and worship God through a loving relationship with him.  We were made to enjoy the type of loving relationship that is demonstrated in the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  But love isn’t love if it’s not given freely.  With our free will, we chose to turn away from relationship with God, through sin, but God sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross and conquer death, to pay the heavy price that we owed and could never pay, and to bring us back into the relationship that we were made for.

Now we have a choice, to place our trust in Jesus, and enter into relationship with him and our loving Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to call him our God, or to continue to put other things in the place of God. All people will find a god to worship.  We were made for that.  We will either worship God or something else.  But God is the only god who is worthy of our trust.   He is the only one who will not let us down.

When we place our trust in God, we are forever His. We can say with confidence, I am yours and you are mine. (Oceans, Hillsong).  When we call God, our God, he calls us sons and daughters.

"But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine." Isaiah 43:1

Our trust is not based on our circumstances or any kind of guarantee of the desired outcome of our current problems, it is based on faith, in knowing that we have everything we need because we can say, I am yours, and you are mine.

"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands…”  Isaiah 49:16

How do we glorify God in our relationship with him?  We love him by placing our complete trust in Him.  We depend on Him in our daily lives.  I like how Oswald Chambers writes about this trust in his book, My Utmost for His Highest, when he says,

“What is my vision of God’s purpose for me? Whatever it may be, His purpose is for me to depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay calm, faithful, and unconfused while in the middle of the turmoil of life, the goal of the purpose of God is being accomplished in me. God is not working toward a particular finish— His purpose is the process itself. What He desires for me is that I see “Him walking on the sea” with no shore, no success, nor goal in sight, but simply having the absolute certainty that everything is all right because I see “Him walking on the sea” (Mark 6:49). It is the process, not the outcome, that is glorifying to God.”

Our trust is not based on our circumstances or any kind of guarantee of the desired outcome of our current problems, it is based on faith, in knowing that we have everything we need because we can say, I am yours, and you are mine.

Next time I’ll share a story that illustrates what I’ve written about today.  If you have an extra moment, please enjoy the video that I’ve posted below, by Lauren Daigle.  It’s a beautiful song called Trust in You.