If we love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, then we must trust Him in the same way. At the very, very least, that means we must banish negativity in our minds and hearts. At the very best, that means we are open and capable of incredible acts of faith in the power of the Spirit.
Only God can love God properly.
What that means is his love for us embraces all that we are, (and all we are not) and enfolds us in all that He is toward us. We begin to trust in the context of how much we are loved. He who is forgiven much, loves much. Or, to put it another way, when you are totally loved you also begin to experience forgiveness to the greatest depth.
Either way, love and forgiveness are closely linked, as are love and trust. So let God love you. That’s your daily delight. Partner with the Holy Spirit in the act of being the Beloved.
Don’t try to trust.
Instead, just allow yourself to be loved. Faith is best expressed in the context of love. As you experience love, your confidence will rise in terms of how you believe God sees you. Confidence only has to rise a fraction to reveal trust. Your inner self is always waiting to trust God. And the love of God causes the inner self to rise up above the soul.
In this love, we discover His nature.
When we begin to acknowledge and know what the Father is really like, we relax in Him. We trust Him as a much loved child. That’s because our father is incredible, and we understand that we can depend on Him totally. That’s a good place to start each day.
So remember: You are wonderfully loved. Rest in that, relax in Him and trust will be present. You cannot be anxious, worried, or fearful if you are perfectly loved. Rest in that, relax in Him and trust will be present. Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).
Combine love and trust for new & exciting levels of experiences.
There are adventures that can begin when we allow these two aspects of God’s nature to come together in our hearts. When love and trust combine consistently, we can never be negative, nor cautious. Instead of being cautious, we are curious.
What will the Father do? What is the Holy Spirit teaching me? What is my position in Jesus? Instead of feeling negative about life, we are excited about Jesus. We are in Him and He is in us. Therefore, life is full of wonderful possibilities.
May we all learn to trust in Him by his love for us.
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