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Wednesday, June 09 2021
In God We Trust?

Week 23 - #Prepare “Trust”

"In God We Trust?"

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19

What was the last thing you truly placed your trust in? A person? A team? A betting tip?

For some I know, trust is something that must be earned, while others seem to trust more readily?

I wonder if the reason for those finding it easier to trust in general, is they have prepared a safety net around themselves by placing first, wholeheartedly, their trust in God in all circumstances?

So why do we sometimes not choose God first?

Why is it that we reach for every self-help book on the shelf and sometimes exhaust all other options before placing our trust in God?

Do we really trust we can find the secret elsewhere? Especially when God gives each of us no matter our situations the same formula found in Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heartand lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.”

So in other words, in order to fully trust in God we must prepare to give up trying to "script" our life out without first discerning God's wisdom.

To prepare to trust we must first submit.

DADs, we must go to the cross and find ourselves on our knees giving it all to Him.

Not just in the little things, but in all things!

DADs when you do this, place, practice, and prepare to fully trust in your Abba Father, you will find so much passion and relief!

DADs, your paths will be made straight, and will know as it says in Nehemiah 8:10: “the joy of the Lord is your strength!

To God be the glory!

DADs, “get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you! So…C’mon Men Suit Up!

**Today we prepare to “trust.” Next week we will consider how essential our preparation to serve is."

Note: *For this new year of 2021, the combination of my age (understanding my own fragile mortality), this current and ongoing global pandemic, and most recently the personal loss I’ve experienced of one of my students, has amplified the need to land on one word...#Prepare.

In this "pursuit to prepare" I am determined to dedicate the 52 weeks of 2021 blogging every Week about one aspect of preparation God lays on my heart.

As mentioned in week 1, the word “prepare” means “to establish, fix, or apply.” It conveys the idea of deliberate effort over a prolonged period of time.

Posted by: Dr. Jeff Springer AT 05:05 am   |  Permalink   |  Email