Sermons

Waiting on God Alone

April 29, 2018 Speaker: Richard Rieves Series: Unfinished: Trusting God's Timing

Passage: Psalm 62

Identity is that which we give the power to define our worth.
“For God alone my soul waits in silence, from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock, and my salvation and my fortress, I will not be greatly shaken (62:1).”
I. We must understand that our soul is not neutral.
“For God alone, oh my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him (5).”
Sherry Turkle:
1. We can put our attention wherever we want it to be.
2. We will always be heard.
3. We will never have to be alone.    

It is only in silence, and solitude that we find God.
II. Intentionally direct your life toward God.
“For God alone, oh my soul, wait in silence (5).”
Habits are formed in three steps: 1) cue/trigger 2) behavior, 3) reward
How to break a habit:
1. Identity your habit loop.
2. Do something different.
“Pour out your heart before Him (8).” Stated negatively, “…set not your heart on them (riches) (10).” “Trust in Him at all times…(8).”

3. Get the reward of being truly satisfied by God, alone. 
“Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love (11-12).”
“For you will render to a man according to his work (12b).”
A. Go to Him to hide and be protected. Refuge, and fortress.
B. Go to Him for salvation. I need to be saved!
C. Go to Him for stability. Rock.
D. Go to Him as your power.
E. Go to Him for love.

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