• Two aspects of trusting God illustrated by Nehemiah
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    Two Aspects of Trusting God

    Has God placed something in your heart for you to do? It could be correcting sinful behavior in your own life. It could be serving someone else. It could be speaking up in a situation where a voice with biblical principles needs to be heard. Whatever it is involves two aspects of trusting God. (1) You must trust him as you step forward and do your part. And, (2) you must trust him to do his part in the areas over which you have no control. Those two aspects of trusting God are necessary to act on what God has placed in your heart to do. Esther’s story in the…

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    Dependent Living—God’s desire for His children

    Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:9, “But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” Not relying on ourselves. Relying on God. In the verse before this one, Paul describes how he and his companions were experiencing something far beyond their ability to endure. On their own. If you ever studied Acts, you realize how tenacious Paul is, how bold he is, how much he endures, and how he even endures beatings and imprisonments with singing. After all that time, why did God still want them to rely on Him rather than what they had learned already? If you look up the definition…