The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

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08/10/2011

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Showing That Trust


"God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful" (1 Cor.1:9).

A story is told about Charles "The Great" Blondin, a renowned performer of the mid-1800s. One of his specialties was tight-rope walking, and several times he walked on a rope above Niagra Falls. He did this with many variations including carrying his manager on his back or stopping to cook and eat in the middle. On one occasion he traversed the falls pushing a wheelbarrow. Upon reaching the other side, he asked; "Who believes that I can do this again?" All the hands in his large audience shot up....He than asked; "Who will get into the wheelbarrow?" The crowd was silent and not one hand was raised....The only real faith that exists is faith that is willing to be tested. God has proven His credibility to us over and over again. His Word is filled with the evidence that he can be trusted because of His faithfulness. So the question that we might ask is about how we ought to show that trust that we have in Him....Since His Word contains the truth about Him, we ought to read and meditate upon it every day. One of the reasons the writer of the first Psalm was so happy is told to us..."But his delight is in the law of the Lord and he meditates on it day and night." I believe that the more we read and meditate, the more we come to acceptance and obedience. We are then able to submit our personal will to His will in our life. Since His trustworthiness is without question, we can come to rely upon Him in every way. His promises are always kept, so we can rely on them...His grace blankets us with an unsurpassed security, so we can rely on that. And lastly, His love for us has been proven through the life, death and resurrection of His Son Jesus. We can certainly rely on it...Having a God who will supply us with all we need begs us to answer just one final question.....Will we get into the wheelbarrow?

Have a great day....If we don't make a difference, who will? Love mark Phil.4:1

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