Live Life to the Hilt Because You Can Trust Father

Boldly place your full trust in him to meet your needs and guide your footsteps, without leaning on your own insight. Your heavenly Dad can be trusted.

2 Timothy 1:12
…nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

Tim Hansel writes, “One day, while my son Zac and I were out in the country, climbing around in some cliffs, I heard a voice from above me yell, ‘Hey Dad! Catch me!’ I turned around to see Zac joyfully jumping off a rock straight at me. He had jumped and yelled ‘Hey Dad!’ at the same time. I became an instant circus act, catching him. We both fell to the ground. For a moment after I caught him, I could hardly talk.

“When I found my voice again, I gasped in exasperation: ‘Zac! Can you give me one good reason why you did that?’

“He responded with remarkable calmness: ‘Sure…because you’re my dad.’ His whole assurance was based on the fact that his father was trustworthy. He could live life to the hilt because I could be trusted.”*

What a great privilege to know we can trust Abba Father to catch us. His word to you is, “I know the plans I have for you, plans for a future filled with peace and hope.” You can depend on God’s unfailing love and faithfulness towards you to fulfil his plans for your life. Even when it appears to you, on this side of tomorrow, that God seems to be looking the other way, you know you can trust Abba to catch you when you jump.

So, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. Fill your heart and mind with his promises. Boldly place your full trust in him to meet your needs and guide your footsteps, without leaning on your own insight. Your heavenly Dad can be trusted. Like Tim Hansel’s son, Zac, you can cry out, “Hey Dad! Catch me!” as you live life to the hilt.

God-tracking is living a full life, trusting your Heavenly Dad

* Tim Hansel, Holy Sweat, 1987, Word Books Publisher, pp. 46-47

(Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!)
Galatians 4:6
Jeremiah 29:11
Hebrews 12:2
Proverbs 3:5
2 Corinthians 1:20

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“Dear Abba Father – heavenly dad – I affirm my trust in you and your plans for my life. Thank you that you are always true to your word and that all your promises are yes to me, in Jesus. I entrust my tomorrow to you. I put my confidence in your strong arms that, when I jump, you will catch me. Help me to live life to the hilt in the knowledge that I can trust you. Amen.”

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Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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