Trusting the Trustworthy One EGP Blog post from February 25, 2018

“What you fear will influence what you worship and will be proven by what you trust. We always become like whatever we worship.” —Bill Johnson, Bethel Church

“There’s an unusual, seamless connection between three subjects in scripture: FEAR, WORSHIP, and TRUST. … What you FEAR will influence what you WORSHIP and what you WORSHIP will be proven by what you TRUST. Worship isn’t MERELY an act, a song, kneeling, raising hands, or whatever. It is kind of like two-part epoxy. It’s the second part that PROVES and ESTABLISHES the what REAL worship is in our HEART OF HEARTS, and that is TRUST. …

The Bible says that He looks for WORSHIPERS … because we always BECOME like whatever we WORSHIP. … It means that it ALL has to be in accordance to what GOD SAYS, and what HE THINKS, and what HE has PURPOSED for my life.”

Proverbs 3:5–6 (NASB)

[5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. [6] In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

“‘TRUST the Lord’. Why? Because you become HEARING, PERCEIVING, sensitive to TOUCH. You become LIKE Him in your capacity and ability to live LIFE. … ‘All your HEART’ is a place of ABSOLUTE surrender. … Your THOUGHT LIFE is the offspring of who you COMMUNE with. … ‘In ALL your ways ACKNOWLEDGE Him.’ … This word means, ‘to come to KNOW in an EXPERIENTIAL and/or INTIMATE way.’ … God is actually giving [us] the invitation to come to know Him in all the different ways of our life. … It means I have to SET MY HEART to KNOW Him Who is Lord over THAT [specific] expression of life. … That ENCOUNTER transforms who we ARE and what we’re CAPABLE OF doing.”

Key verses

John 4:23–24; Psalm 115:2–9; Proverbs 3:5–6