REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
TRUSTING IN GOD
The Bible says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not
unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and
He will direct your paths."
Trust in the Lord - God is the source of everything that
you need, so place your trust in him. He gave you a good mind, a
healthy body, talents, and abilities. Everything that you are or have
actually comes directly or indirectly from him. You are not an
accident. You are a part of Godís plan. You are not defective in any
way. When God created you, He pronounced his creation good. He is on
your side and has a plan for your life that is good for you, perfect
for the type of person that you are, and acceptable to you. It only
makes good sense to trust in him.
With all your heart Ė Your heart is your home, and itís
where you live with God. You connect with God in your heart. Trusting
God is more than something that you think about; itís something that
you feel inside. Trusting God feels like coming home.
Lean not unto your own understanding
- You donít need to figure everything out. It isnít even desirable to
figure everything out. Donít lean on / rely on your understanding,
because many times itís impossible to figure things out. Donít worry
if you donít understand things in your head. Your trust is in the
Lord rather than in your head. God is your source and not your head.
Therefore, place your trust in him.
In all your ways acknowledge him Ė Whatever you do,
acknowledge that God is the source and director of your life.
Acknowledgement is a form of positive expectations. You expect God to
show you the way.
And He shall direct your paths Ė When you acknowledge
Godís direction, He will show you where to take the next step.
Job said, ďThough He slay me, yet will I trust him.Ē No matter how
things seem, I will put my trust in God. He will show me where to
take the next step, and no matter what happens, I will trust God to
make my life into something good.
PALETTES OF COLOR
I've always loved the artist's
palette. All the colors that make it to canvas are spaced around the
palette's rim. Each palette is unique, custom designed for just one
Butterfly wings remind me of an artist's palette with the colors
spread all around. When I look at those wings, I can see God's
palette of beauty. Each species of butterfly was painted with a
palette custom designed for just them.
God must have loved his creation a lot to create so many different
palettes. But He didn't stop there. All of that beautiful color
would have been pointless if we couldn't see it. So God gave us color
vision to appreciate his handiwork.
Whenever you get down and discouraged, and wonder if anyone cares,
take a look at the butterflies. The work that God put into his
flying palettes of color is miniscule in comparison to the amount of
work and care that He put into creating you. There's no doubt about
it. God is out there, and He cares about you.
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THE POSITIVE WEB RING
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direction, and makes it easier to live your dreams. The
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The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into
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Give your mind a push in a positive direction today. Cruise your way
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