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Follow Up:: Trust

Proverbs 3:1-7

My son, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments,
for length of days and years of life
and peace they will add to you.

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
bind them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success
in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

 

This passage says so much about a life of Trust. When we keep the commandments, when we are living a Spirit controlled life, we a trusting God. His Steadfast love & faithfulness should be my meditation.

Verses 5, 6, & 7 are “classic” trust verses, but do not underestimate the power they contain.

Trust, Acknowledge, Turn –all actions that we must be living out in a life a trust.

::TRUST:: 

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“Sarah, do you Trust Me?”

“Of course I do” I hurried to reassure Him

The blunt response came loud & clear,

{Then Live Like It}

OUCH

Do I live like I Trust? What does a life of Trust look like?

If I trust a chair do I only partially sit down? Nope, I plop right down & put my whole weight on it. If I am seeking advice from a trusted friend, do I only tell them half of the story? No, I confide in them all the details, trusting that they will give me the best advice.

Do I truly Trust God? Do I allow Him to lead me?

Do I spend my time worrying & fearing the future?

{Trust} 

Not an easy lesson to learn, not an easy lesson to practice.

Trust:: practice it daily

{Live Like It} 

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Trusting In…??

What do you trust in?

I trust my puppy to make me smile. I trust in my car, Dwight, to get me to my destination. I trust in computer to save the files I am working on. I trust in my parents to give me good and helpful advice. I trust my friends to be honest and open with me.

So obviously I’m a trusting person…or am I?

I like to think I’m a trusting person.

But…I am a worrier…

I worry that my puppy is going to die soon. I worry that Dwight is going to die soon (or run out of gas before I reach my destination!) I worry that my computer won’t save the file and I’ll have to start all over. I worry that my parents don’t understand my situation. I worry my friends think I’m obnoxious and don’t tell me.

So obviously I’m a worrier.

This is where I’m stuck.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

From what I see in this verse there are 3 steps & the result.

1. Trust with ALL of my heart. Wow…like literally all of my heart. That’s a large part of me. And since my heart is super selfish there’s no way I want to let anyone else control it!! Trust with all of my heart…easy to say, hard to live.

2. I can’t depend on my thoughts. I get going on what I think is right and what I think is the way things should be and my understanding becomes distorted from what God thinks. When I lean on my understanding it’s like leaning on a paper wall-absolutely no support & I ruin whatever my plans are.

3. Acknowledge the Lord in everything I  do. Everything…like eating, drinking, entertainment, relationships, school, and well…everything. Acknowledge: to recognize the rights, authority, or status of; to express gratitude or obligation for. So in every area of my life I need to recognize God’s authority. I think I fail at this frequently.

I know {I can Trust} that God will direct my path.

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