Simple Trust

 The Message

8-9“Oh, no,” said the captain. “I don’t want to put you to all that trouble. Just give the order and my servant will be fine. I’m a man who takes orders and gives orders. I tell one soldier, ‘Go,’ and he goes; to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

 10-12Taken aback, Jesus said, “I’ve yet to come across this kind of simple trust in Israel, the very people who are supposed to know all about God and how he works. This man is the vanguard of many outsiders who will soon be coming from all directions—streaming in from the east, pouring in from the west, sitting down at God’s kingdom banquet alongside Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Then those who grew up ‘in the faith’ but had no faith will find themselves out in the cold, outsiders to grace and wondering what happened.”

For several of us, we are supposed to know all about God or at least that’s the vibe we give.  Let’s not miss this lesson that Jesus’ followers witnessed that day.  Simple trust is what it takes of Jesus and the Father in our daily lives.  When we accepted God’s gift of our sins -paid in full- by Jesus Christ, we acknowleged that we were placing our faith in God the Father and Jesus Christ to take control of our lives.  For everyday that we do not simply trust God, we take a step back and that is sin. 

Jesus forgive me when I don’t just simply trust and follow you.  What do you say…we just follow Him?


2 Responses

  1. All He asks us to have is the faith of a mustard seed that is childlike. We get all overblown with theology and “religious” ideology, and we sometimes make more out of it than it really is. At the end of the day, He is more willing to trust us with “the things of the kingdom”, than we are just even willing to trust in Him.

    God, give me the courage to trust you.

  2. Trust.

    Why does it always seem so new? Why do we have such a time with having the “faith of a child?”
    We are all control freaks and never able to achieve the control we think we need. What could be better than trusting The One who knows all and who’s plan is always perfect and always on time?
    What could be better? Nothing.

    Thanks for the reflection fellas.

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