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Trust In The Lord To Share Your Faith
Patrick Stewart - May 21, 2018
Devotional

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.

Trust-  One word with several different definitions and translations, which can help us daily to strive towards Christ-like lives.  If we can trust in God, and others can trust us, we will be used for the glory of God.

As I discussed trust with my daughter, a few days ago we began to define what trust was and how hard it is to build once you have lost trust.  I then found this quote, “trust takes forever to build, seconds to break and forever to repair,” (author unknown).  This is so true; trust is such an important part of our everyday lives and our Christian walk that the book of Psalms hits on trust over 39 times alone.  It is important that as Christians, people can trust us, and we also don’t put our trust in things that aren’t biblical or can hurt us.  

I recently was watching a training video on how to build trust during a sales presentation, and towards the end of the 30 minute lesson the speaker took the opportunity to “slip the bible in.”  Yes, I was shocked he was discussing trust and then he referred to verses in the bible that referenced trust.  

This lead me to think, if someone who is giving a speech to hundreds of people in an auditorium and YouTube channels can “slip in the word of God” why couldn’t I?  As I started to pray about this opportunity I soon learned that God is providing me opportunities daily to share my faith with dozens of fellow workers, and clients as I provide sales training.  I started to ask God for the right words and time, and a few days later the opportunity presented itself and I leapt forward, and soon a discussion about Christ broke out with a small group and one of the attendees mentioned after the training, I needed that as she was going through a tough time.

My Prayer:  Lord, help me trust you in every situation that your plan for my life will be competed.  Help me be trustworthy in all that I do, and use me daily to share my faith.  Amen.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.