What Is the Christian Life… A Life of Trust in God

We now continue on to our 3rd post in the “What is the Christian Life” series.  I have a recent blog entry titled “Trust and Obey” (March 11, 2014) that details what trust in God looks like but I wanted to touch on a few additional verses and insights here in this post.  We can all agree that relinquishing control and trusting someone else is a difficult thing for people to do.  With the majority of the world instructing us to look out for oneself, it’s hard to follow God’s call to trust Him.  Jesus appropriately teaches on this in Matthew chapter 6.  He tells us to set aside the worry and anxiety we have chasing after our needs and to trust him to provide.  The key is in Matt. 6:33 when He said, “Seek FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Jesus is really just saying to put him first.  “But wait!” you say.  “I have to take care of my family, I’ve got bills to pay, I’ve got school to attend, I’ve got a big project to finish.”  God is not saying those are not important.  They are, but they are temporal, worldly worries.  He wants us to shift into eternal thinking.  When we think eternally, we keep in context the worries of this world and put our trust in God.  He has eternity in sight and understands, better than we do, what we need to be happy and get to heaven.  “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).

-Joe

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