When mature Christians go hungry it’s because of this

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God is stirring up something in me lately and as a result some things are starting to bug me.

Now for those of you that know me, you will know that I am, for the most part a very positive person, and yet here I am bugged.

But even more than being bugged I am sad.

Why? Because we are supposed to be a people of simple faith!!!!!!!!

We are supposed to be those who are like children. A people who simply believe God!!

And yet we as Christians have chosen to mostly rely on ourselves, resulting in our becoming a people who do not really believe that God could do “Awesome and Amazing Things” through us or through others.

Jesus himself said in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to people like these.

Who does heaven belong too?

Those who simply believe.

Think about it!! When a child is playing outside and they hear the call from their mom “Dinner!” they do not stop and think “hmmm I wonder if I should go inside. There probably is not food there, I will probably look stupid if I go to the table! My friends will think I am a sucker for believing there is food, so I better stay outside even though I am hungry.”

NO!!!!

A Child simply goes to the table and is fed!!!

We need to start believing and then acting on the things that God is putting on our hearts!!!! We need to go to His table and be fed!!!

Come on Christians, God wants to change the world through us!!!!!

But He cannot do that if we refuse to come in from the cold!!!

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If we build it He will come (and bring this with Him)

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Those that know me, or have been following my story here, will know that I have one phase embedded deep within me…

God is Faithful!!!!!

So it does not matter that I look a little bit like Noah, building a boat in a desert for 120 years, because in exactly the right time, in His time,  I know that God will bring the rain!!!

It is in these times where we do not see God working that we have to remind ourselves of how faithful God was to us in the past.

Are you waiting on a miracle? 

Remember

God is faithful to bring it!!!!

Do you need direction?

Remember 

God is faithful to give it!!!!!

Do you need restoration?

Remember

God is faithful to restore!!!!!!!

If we are earnestly seeking His will for our lives, He will lead us.

As the John 11 reminds us, He is “The Good Shepard.” 

So if you are submitted to Him then it doesn’t matter what it looks like in the natural, He is faithful to get you to where you need to be!!!

It really does not matter how many people tell you that you are crazy,or how many times you have doubted yourself.

God is faithful for His sake and for ours!!!

Keep building your ark!!

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100 Posts, 7 reasons, and 1 freaken amazing quote

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Anyone who knows me knows I suck at blogs (can I say that…ok I “stink” at them).

I have tried (and failed) at starting a blog more times that I can shake a stick at (whatever the heck that means).

To me blog writing always equaled homework (something I had to do) and so I started many blogs that were fated to die a quick death. I thought I was done…but then God…

Trusting God (this blog) was different because

1. God put on my heart to start a blog (wasn’t sure about what)

2. I mentioned it to my pastor (because I knew my history)

3. We prayed

4. The idea popped in my head,  I was amazed “Trusting God” that plus my writing is what I do, the perfect fit

5. I took a step of faith and for the first time payed for a professional blog, professional layout, and all the fixings (as God led …usually my blogs were freebies with lots of distracting adds)

6. I quickly fell in love with posting (why because I love God with all my heart and know that encouraging Christians to trust him just that much more, is my thing.

7. This is the 100th post….proof that there is a God!!! 

In honor of that fact I offer up the following From All in From Mark Patterson

“When did we start believing that God wants to send us to safe places to do easy things? That faithfulness is holding the fort?That playing it safe is safe? That there is any greater privilege than sacrifice?  That radical is anything but normal?

Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.

Faithfulness is not holding the fort. It is storming the gates of hell.

The will of God is not an insurance plan. It’s a daring plan.

The complete surrender of your life to the cause of Christ isn’t radicle it’s normal.

It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.

It’s time to go all in and all out for the All in All.

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Ps Thanks to all who have read, liked, or added this blog. It encourages me to keep going:)

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