Saturday, January 11, 2014

Do You Trust? By:C.C.

By striving to be who we want to be,we may overlook the beauty of who we are presently, and where God has place us for His purpose. Trust in Him and His plans for you with hope and patience. (CC)

Discernment is ongoing. We are constantly faced with various decisions within our lives. These moments are opportunities presented to us filled with the question "Do you truly trust in our Lord and His loving providence?" 
   At times it is difficult to answer this question with a confident fullness of heart. We often wrestle with God's will opposed to resting in Him by allowing his plan for us to slowly reveal itself through faith and our surrender. This can result in further confusion and lack of clarity in our lives. This struggle does not make us a horrible Christian, but rather, it affirms our humanity. It affirms our need to continually turn to our Lord in faith, allowing Him to help our moments of 'unbelief'; our moments of doubt and wonder. 
  Our often inability to accept the will of our Lord is a reflection of our failure to die to self in surrender. We do not die to self in a way that brings about harm, we die to self so that the life and love of our Lord may live in us, enabling us to be who we were called by God to be within this world. Death to self so that Life itself may live in us more fully.
  As we are faced with the tensions between flesh and spirit let us continually turn to our Lord in fullness of faith; desiring nothing more than the peace and comfort that He alone provides. Patiently, let us learn to seek Him at all times; believing in His immeasurable love and mercy.  
  On our way to get 'where we are going' let us not overlook the true beauty of where we are and who we are in Christ. By trusting the plans of our Lord with hope, faith, and patience (primarily with ourselves) we can persevere along this journey practicing great virtue. (CC) 

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:11-13)



  1. Beautiful! I needed this part so much:

    "This struggle does not make us a horrible Christian, but rather, it affirms our humanity."

    May I please spotlight this in my 7QTs this week? Thank you! Cindy

  2. Cindy!! May the glory be to God. Thank you for your message. Speaking of which, I still owe you that email--please forgive me.

    You are welcome to use this in your 7QT's. Thanks again!! I love your 'shout outs'...something look forward too.