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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Practical Trust Volume 2

The other day I wrote about trusting God and how it is easier to say sometimes than it is to do. My thought on that since then has been that each day gives us practical ways to show our trust of God. When events of life become worrisome and stressful they our practical moments to trust God or not. In a way I think that was what Jesus was saying when he talked about worry. He said we have no need to worry because we can trust God. He didn't say we wouldn't worry. He knows us too well, he just said we can trust God rather than worry?

Maybe worry and stress are indicators of the degree to which we are trusting God or trusting something else? Maybe worry and stress can be used as triggers to remind us that we can trust God and to turn to him? What do you do when when worry and stress build up? What do we put our trust in in those moments

What do you do when things don't go your way? Do you trust that God is still at work? Do you trust that God is big enough to help you with your feelings of disappointment? Do we trust that we need God more than we need to have things are way? Practical faith. Practical trust.

My other thought on this is that God is not an impractical God. The way in we we show our trust is always going to be in practical ways. In lived out ways. Not by our thinking or saying, but by our doing.

What are other practical ways that we can show our trust of God in our ordinary everyday lives?

God is more than enough.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

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