My friend, may I ask you a question? Does telling others that you believe something show that you know what you believe; just as acting in the manner that you believe shows that you are what you believe? And, does that makes all the difference in the world?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.
Want the best in life? The trick is wanting the best for yourself will always be nothing more than a want if you never translate longing into trust? My friend, life’s a story, stayed tuned for more on This Passing Day.
Saying that you believe is one thing–acting is another. It’s easy to tell others how much we believe in something. All it takes is a convincing word or gesture. But, actually acting as if you believe, putting your life on the line for what you say you believe, is something altogether different. Telling others that you believe something shows that you know what you believe; acting in the manner that you believe shows that you are what you believe. And, that makes all the difference in the world.
How does this apply when it comes to saying we put our trust in the living God! Do you just believe it or are you willing to risk for it.
Here’s a story: On his march through Asia Minor, Alexander the Great fell dangerously ill. His Physicians were afraid to treat him because if they failed, the Macedonian army would suspect them of malpractice. Only one, Philip, was willing to take the risk, as he had confidence in both the King’s friendship and his own drugs. While the Medicine was being prepared, Alexander received a letter from an enemy of Philip’s that accused the physician of having been bribed by the Persian King to poison his master. Alexander read the letter and slipped it under his pillow without showing it to anyone. When Philip entered the tent with the medicine, Alexander took the cup from him, at the same time handing Philip the letter. While the Physician was reading it, Alexander calmly drank the contents of the cup. Horrified and indignant, Philip threw himself down at the king’s bedside, but Alexander assured him he had complete confidence in him. After three days, the king was well enough again to appear before his army. (unknown)
Alexander knew that in order for him to recover from his illness he needed to receive the best treatment possible from his physicians. The only way that would be possible is if he put his full trust in them. He knew if he showed distrust, they would falter in their treatment because of their fears. He both had to say he trusted in them and act like he did at the same time. It’s like that with God as well. He wants to give us his very best care. But, when we don’t trust Him fully, we deny ourselves His best. Knowing that God will take care of you is a start in establishing that trust. Most Christians believe that God wants to take care of them. The trick is not only believing it, but living it. When we do both believe and demonstrate that belief, this insures that He will bring all His powers to bear on making what we believe more than a hope; it can easily become our reality.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matt 6:34)
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Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.