Trusting God

Trusting God   We are finite, but God is infinite.  We must always remember that.  There are things that have happened, and will happen, that we just don’t understand.  That is OK.  We should just trust God and know that everything is happening for a reason.  God has a plan, we just don’t know what that plan is.   Philippians 4:6-7 tells us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   That is the essence of inner peace.  Just “Let go, Let God”.  Don’t try to do it all yourself.  Turn it over to God and trust Him, knowing that He will make sure things happen the way he intends them to.   When I was in Iraq, I had a picture under the plexiglass

Growing Beyond One’s Sinful Nature

As it says in Romans 3:23,  “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. “  We all have sinned, are sinning, and will continue to sin.  Paul laments in Romans 7:15 “I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do”.  I find myself thinking those same thoughts everyday.   I am convinced that no one is perfect, and we all have our frailties and shortcomings.  I myself hate being around the “holier than thou” crowd.  They pretend that they are righteous and always without sin.  That is just not true.  1 John 1:8 tells us “if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”   Why do we sin when we don’t want to and know that we shouldn’t.  The answer is obvious.  It is our very
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