Trusting God


What you will need: A zip lock bag, 5 sharp pencils, water, towels, chair

Preparation: Fill the bag with water (about 2/3rd) and close the bag

Talk: Proverbs 3:5 says – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” This morning I would like to help you understand what this verse means:

I am going to need a volunteer:

• Volunteer could you please sit on this chair.
                 Do you trust me?... yes
• Put the towels around the shoulders of the volunteer.
                 Are you sure you trust me?... yes, I think so.
• I’ve only done this twice, one time it didn’t work all that well
                 Are you sure you trust me?... I’m nervous
• Hold bag with the water in it over the volunteer’s head.
                 Do you trust me? … No!
• I am going to pierce this bag with not 1, but 5 pencils, and volunteer is going to, hopefully, stay completely dry
                 Do you trust me? … No!

(At this stage pierce the bag all the way through with one pencil, no water should come out. Do this with all 5 pencils – always making sure that you pierce through the bag and through the water.)

I am sure you all thought that the water would come out and volunteer would be soaking wet, that was your understanding. I am also sure even though volunteer said to me that they trusted me, that really, they were quite worried about getting wet.

God says, trust me and not your understanding, because he knows everything, so you can trust in him! So, this week, trust God to know what will happen next and don’t worry about it, he has it all under control.

Proverbs 3:5 says – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”