Bible Devotions

What does trust in God mean?

I suppose “trust in God” might mean different things to different people.

I like action, though. I do not care much for the idea of sitting around and “waiting on God to do something that you should do for yourself.”

I know people who say “But doesn’t the Bible say to ‘wait on the Lord?'”

That is not a lazy waiting. You “wait” by entering the silence.

There’s a parable from Jesus about the servants with the talents.

The two who DID something with what they had were rewarded for being “good and faithful.”

The fearful servant who dug a hole in the ground, buried what he had, and “waited” for the master to return was called “wicked and lazy.”

He lost everything – even the little that he had.

Edgar Cayce said “Trust in the Lord, and work like thunder!”

My friend Mary likes to say it “You need to put feet to those prayers!”

There’s a story my friend Doc told me about a circuit preacher out west who saw a farmer working on his fence. As the preacher rode his horse closer to the farmer, he heard the farmer praying to the Lord to keep the cows in.

He asked the farmer “I hear you praying to God to keep the cows in, so why are you working so hard to mend your fence?”

The farmer replied: “It just seems to work better that way.”

In the New Testament, James said “Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by what I do!”

I used to know someone who said “If you really want to know what you believe, take a good look at the last few days, weeks, and the last 6 months. WHAT have you done in the last 6 months? That will show you what you truly believe!

The good news to that is “you can always choose to do something better, you can always choose to do something new.”

Jim Knippenberg
Author, Speaker, Minister, ESP trainer, Remote Healing, etc.

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