Trust

Isaiah 26:3  You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.
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Matthew 6:26  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

God sees you with infinite value.  He keeps you in perfect peace.  He cares for your every need, as He does the birds of the air. You are His beloved. Set your mind steadfastly on Him.  Trust fully in His Son and receive His abundant provision.  See how your fears and selfishness fade when you trust and abide in God.  Sense your value in God’s eyes.  Soar in His gift of perfect peace.  

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Seek God firstĀ 

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.  -Matthew 6:33

We relate with God through prayer and glorify Him in seeking His heart. Matthew 6:33 reminds us that the order of our prayers matters.  If we seek God first… and His approval, His justice, His righteousness, His kingdom on earth… then He will meet all of our needs and His glory will be revealed in us.  Our Heavenly Father knows our needs.  His kingdom come, His will be done, through us.  Seek Him first. With God as our living Lord, we can live righteously, victoriously and gloriously alive, here and now, trusting all our needs are taken care of. Revel in the glory of God in you as you seek Him with your whole heart!

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God Equips You for the Journey

Hebrews 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Through God’s peace and His promise of eternal life fulfilled in Christ, He equips us to do His will.  He already has supplied our equipment for successfully carrying out His calling every day. We just need to connect to Him. Pray He continuously equips you in the morning for the day’s challenges, He equips you in the night with rest and peace, He equips you with unconditional love in your relationships, and He equips you with eternal hope in His redemption.  He not only longs for you to follow His good, pleasing and perfect will, He equips you for the journey of faith.    He supplies you with the love, grace, forgiveness, fortitude, hope and Spirit you need to fulfill His Will. Amen! 

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Trust Replaces Fear

Jesus wants us, simply, to trust Him. When asked by a synagogue leader to heal his sick daughter, Jesus waited, and the father thought she died, but Jesus revealed later she was only asleep.

Mark 5:36 “But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.'”

Let this be our daily truth. We do not fear, we only believe. We replace our fears, worries, sufferings and disappointments with trust in God. Shout aloud, “I trust you, God,” and see how fears subside, worries shrink back — they tremble at the sight of our almighty, trustworthy, healing God! He is to be trusted above all.

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