Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Time for Prayer

Trust Built

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

A while ago someone promised something to my husband that was kind of over the top. It seemed totally far-fetched to me. As time went on and the person didn’t deliver, I told my husband “They are not going to do deliver. It’s just not going to happen.” My husband listened to me but didn’t say anything.

Some time passed and the person did deliver. They gave what was promised. As I looked at my husband I said, “WOW. I can’t believe it.” His response? “I knew they would eventually come through. I trusted them.”

What was the difference between his response and mine? He knew them better. He had spent more time with them and had experiences with them that built that trust. Even when it didn’t look like they were going to deliver on their promise, he didn’t falter.

It made me think of our various relationships with God. When I am walking down a path and I tell people I am making these decisions because God wants me to and he promised to take care of it, well, quite frankly they think I’m crazy. They think things like “She’s in for a disappointment. God isn’t going to deliver.” And then he does.

If you’ve walked with God through any difficult stage of life, you learn to trust him. You learn through experience that he is going to show up and he is going to do what he said. Then, as everyone else is wondering if it’s just a coincidence, you can look up, smile and say “I knew you would come through. I trusted you.”

–Elaine (Thought4theday.com)

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Honest is the Best Policy

Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace. (Psalms 37:37 NLT)

You can trust an honest person.  You can believe that what they say is the truth.  If you are an employer you want to have honest people working for you.  You can trust them that they won’t steal from you.  You want to have honest friends because they are trustworthy.  If we are honest others can trust us.  Have you heard the saying “Honesty is the best policy”?  I think it makes more sense to own up to a mistake than to lie about it.  Lies are always found out sooner or later.  Fear of a lie being discovered brings unrest and insecurities.  It is better to own up to the truth and keep a good name.  It will give you peace.

–Diane

First and Last, Alpha and Omega.