Active Trusting ~
Yesterday morning I was doing my 11 years old hair for her talent show. She kept questioning the products I was using, curling iron size and even bobby pins. It wasn’t done in an argumentive attitude, just lost of inquisitiveness. She doesn’t have me do her hair fancy all the time so it’s new for her. At one point I looked at her and asked, “do you trust me?”
In reading Psalm 37 this morning I got to thinking about active trust. I tend to be the same way with God as my daughter asking questions about her hair. In trusting Him I ask “Are you sure you used the right method?” “Do you know I’m still waiting on your answer?” Do you understand my heart?” “Do you have the right timing.” Like little old me should even question the God of the universe, but I do and probably you have too at some point.
Active trusting means you are participating in the trusting process.
“Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.”Psalms 37:3-8 NASB
Active trusting is:
- Trusting God knows way more than you do
- Commit to him with your time, heart and soul
- Rest in His presence
- Be patient
- Don’t worry
- Do not get angry when the picture doesn’t look the way you think it should
So in our 30 day challenge- how are you doing in the trusting process? Are you actively trusting or are you just complaining that you are not seeing what you want yet? Are you free from worry and full of patience waiting and knowing that God has your best interest in mind?
If you answered no to any of these questions then maybe it’s time to put away your doubt and fear, time to participate in the trusting of a God who sees you and knows right where you are. Yeah, I had to hit repeat again in the active trusting department too…
30 day challenge – read more in the “hit repeat again” previous blog…
1. Write down a list of things you need to pray for
- This is not a wish list
- Try not to just make them all about you
- Keep the list small and purposeful
2. Spend at least 30 minutes in uninterrupted prayer
- A scheduled time not just throughout the day
- Ideas: 30 minute drive to work, actually getting up early, skipping a tv show, praying before bed
3. Read at least one scripture passage a day
- Pick a book of the Bible and read a passage each day
- Follow our blog for daily scripture
4. And if you fail one day out of 30 –HIT REPEAT AGAIN!