Put your trust in God

the holy spirit

After His baptism, as soon as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened to Him and He saw the Spirit of God coming down in the form of a dove. Matthew 3:16

We have that same Spirit within us at the point of accepting Christ into our hearts, our lives. Showing others by our baptism who we put our trust in. Let that spirit shine within us! Jesus as mortal man trusted the Father with His life, from that day forward He began to teach others, continuing to be our example.

They said to Jesus, “Sir, we know what an honest teacher you are. You always tell the truth and don’t budge an inch in the face of what others think, but teach the ways of God. Luke 20:21

Jesus told him, I am the Way—yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to the Father except by means of me. John 14:6

Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all times—speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly —and so become more and more in every way like Christ who is the Head of his body, the Church. Under his direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly, and each part in its own special way helps the other parts, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:15 
For,
Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7  

If you want favor with both God and man, and a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself.  In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:5-6 

Those who trust in the Lord are steady as Mount Zion, unmoved by any circumstance. Psalm 125:1  

He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! Isaiah 26:3 

the only condition is that you fully believe the Truth, standing in it steadfast and firm, strong in the Lord, convinced of the Good News that Jesus died for you, and never shifting from trusting him to save you. This is the wonderful news that came to each of you and is now spreading all over the world. And I, Paul, have the joy of telling it to others. Colossians 1:23 

But Christ, God’s faithful Son, is in complete charge of God’s house. And we Christians are God’s house—he lives in us!—if we keep up our courage firm to the end, and our joy and our trust in the Lord. Hebrews 3:6

Do not let this happy trust in the Lord die away, no matter what happens. Remember your reward! Heb 10:35

We know how happy they are now because they stayed true to him then, even though they suffered greatly for it. Job is an example of a man who continued to trust the Lord in sorrow; from his experiences we can see how the Lord’s plan finally ended in good, for he is full of tenderness and mercy. James 5:11

There are many ways in which God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work in and through all of us who are His. 1 Corinthians 12:6

 So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all—it is dead and useless. James 2:17

“Our Spiritual Purpose… can not be rushed, shorten, or simplified… it has to be experience.” A.Kiane Kramarik

It’s an individual choice to make everyday, to accept the Lord Jesus into our hearts. And follow His ways, His truth, His life till we hear the call, the sound of the heavenly trumpet.

Blessings to all!

Thank you for visiting 🙂
“Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.“
God save us, 
help us to put all our trust in Thee, I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
source & gratitude: https://www.biblegateway.com ~ NKJV, TLB The Living Bible; TJB The Jerusalem Bible; picture from- https://www.nacchurch.org/blog/who-is-the-holy-spirit-2 ; and you, my sincere thanx for stopping by.

8 comments

  1. This is good! Lots of good scriptures here. I agree with the Word of God, for it is truth! And, yes, if we are believing the truth of God’s Word it will impact how we live our lives for God and not for ourselves. And, yes, we will be becoming more and more like Jesus every day as we walk by faith and not by sight. And, yes, we are to keep following his truth, his ways and his life until he returns to take us home to be with him forever. Amen! Thank you!

    I have a concern, nonetheless, with this translation of this verse (or verses) in 1 Corinthians 13: “If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.”

    Scripture teaches that we are to love even our enemies. We are to love those who persecute us. We are to love those who mistreat us and who do all manner of evil against us. We are to love the unsaved as well as the saved. So, we are not to be loyal to everyone we love, for we may be then loyal to sinning against God. We are also not to believe in human beings, but in God alone, and we are not to believe every human being we love, because they don’t all tell the truth. We can’t expect the best of those who are our enemies and who are doing all manner of evil against us, either, nor should we stand our ground in defending everyone we love for we may be found defending evil instead of good.

    So, I think a better understanding of that verse (or verses) would be more like this:

    Also, since this love is divine love, which prefers what God prefers, which is what is holy, righteous, just, pure and moral, etc., it will not bear (tolerate) sinful practices, it will not place its hope in a cheap grace gospel which gives free license to live sinful lifestyles, and it will not believe everything it hears just because it sounds good and it tickles itching ears.

    But, it will bear up under unjust suffering, it will believe God and His Word, it will place its hope fully in God and in his teachings and promises, and it will endure all suffering and persecution for the sake of the name of Jesus, and for the sake of his gospel, and for the sake of the salvation of human lives. This is because it considers others’ lives and their eternal destiny and their true needs as more important that one’s own comfort and reputation.

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    1. Good day to you Ms Sue, pray you’re all settled in your new place and all is well. Thank you for taking the time to visit, encourage and commenting. We learn from each other in our understanding of the written word.

      I have given your thoughtful insight consideration and I see where the verse can be wrongly construe, which was not my intent. In my defense to the verse in question, it was meant to imply loving the person, but certainly not the sin. Unfortunately, the wording did not actually relay this thought and I thank you for pointing it out. I wholeheartedly agree with you as Bible believers, just because we love our neighbor and especially our enemies does not mean we give them total loyalty or accept their rebellious behavior against the truth of God’s written word. But show our caring in letting them know we love them, yet their manner of conducting themselves is hurtful in the long run. And as you have said, we run the risk of backsliding ourselves. We pray for them to have an open mind to receive the word in the love given. And our own actions should attest to the values, (we show by example) of following God’s commands. So when and if their receptive, we share the reasons why.

      Truth must stand and loyalty begins within us in having a relationship with God the Father, through Christ our Lord. Putting our trust in Him alone. Evil breeds evil if we’re not careful, but love conquers all. As you have so brilliantly stated, ‘Since this love is divine love, which prefers what God prefers, which is what is holy, righteous, just, pure and moral, etc., it will not bear (tolerate) sinful practices, it will not place its hope in a cheap grace gospel which gives free license to live sinful lifestyles, and it will not believe everything it hears just because it sounds good and it tickles itching ears.

      But, it will bear up under unjust suffering, it will believe God and His Word, it will place its hope fully in God and in his teachings and promises, and it will endure all suffering and persecution for the sake of the name of Jesus, and for the sake of his gospel, and for the sake of the salvation of human lives. This is because it considers others’ lives and their eternal destiny and their true needs as more important that one’s own comfort and reputation.” Amen. I very much agree.

      I since changed the verse to read according to the KJV, and will be more careful in the usage of newer forms of text. I thank you again for the grace you have shown in the manner of relating my error in choosing the newer form of Scripture. I do understand not all bibles relate God’s word with accuracy and we must be careful to compared verses with the original text (or at the very least the KJV [which is the closes revision to the original]) in finding the truth, the meaning of, not just what we might perceive from the newer ones to be. Do forgive my lapse, I usually do this.
      Our loyalty belongs wholly to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. With love to them and our neighbors. Many blessings to you and yours dear lady. As always your love shines ever brighter, Shalom my friend and sister in Christ. ~Aida

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      1. Aida, Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful response to my response to your post. Thank you, too, for seeing it in the light of the love which was behind it, too. And, yes, many of these modern day translations do not capture the truth as the original language intended, and so we must be careful in our use of translations. I agree with that.

        Some modern translations take many liberties with scripture which end up saying the opposite of the true meaning. Besides the KJV, the two that I normally use are the NASB and the ESV. I like the NIV ’84 for readability, but the new NIV I don’t care for as much. I would definitely stay away from “The Message” translation. I am not really familiar with any other translations besides these, though I know there are many.

        Again, thank you for your loving reception of my comment. Blessings to you! Sue

        P.S. Yes, we are most certainly settled into our new place now and we are enjoying being back with our children and with our grandchildren. Thank you for thinking of me.

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