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Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”   (Proverbs 3: 5)

This verse from Proverbs can carry with it a great deal of comfort.  Or, it can just be a string of words that we read and to which we don’t attach any real meaning. Now I can’t imagine going through life and not trusting in God. I would feel so very alone and isolated if I thought I was going through life without the help of the One in whom all things are possible.

Too often we live our daily lives feeling as though it is through our own efforts that we make progress toward those things we wish to experience. We set goals, we have dreams, we do the work needed and maybe we soon see the fruit of our efforts before us. How wonderful! How magnificent to know that we have accomplished what we have set out to do. But did we really do it all alone, or was there a presence guiding and blessing us that stepped in to fill in the blanks, guide the journey and prepare the way so that we could see our dreams materialize?

We make the mistake when we come to believe that it is through our efforts alone that we accomplish our goals. We are meant to do those things that move us forward, but, trusting in God, making room for God, and allowing God a place at the table makes all the difference. Leave room for God to take action, leave room for God to bless you, leave room for God to lead you in perhaps even a different direction that will ultimately be even more magnificent than you ever thought possible. Our thoughts and minds, and our individual vision of life, is so limited compared to the vision that God has for us.

Let God take what you have begun and move you in ways that you never thought were possible, and then watch as a miracle is presented before you that is ever more beautiful than any dream you could have possibly envisioned on your own.

When we add God we have added the ingredient that makes all the difference.

Affirmation: “Thank you God for being the ingredient that really adds blessing and possibility to my life.

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

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