This week our Thought has been written by Jeniya Gwendu, EBA Moderator
I read a caption which said, “ a bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but in its ability to fly”.
Having read that, the word that stood out for me was trust ! The trust is in its own ability to fly. A few questions were raised in my mind.
But what about us, in times such as these, where is our trust ?
Is it in our capabilities, in our ………………………………? I will let you feel those gaps. Having used our own strength, and listened to whoever, what has been the result ?
I am reminded of this scripture from Proverbs 3: 5-6 ( The Message ), which says,
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen to God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
This is a message of encouragement about trust. Our trust should be wholly in God, all the time and in everything we do, no matter how trivial it is. That trust must come from deep down our hearts. I know from my own experience that sometimes it’s easier said than done, I have tried to figure out things on my own, and I failed.
Listen to God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He is the one who will keep you on track. This is a reminder that God talks to us all the time. Sometimes we need to pause and take time to listen to him. Listening is a skill that needs to be learnt, but we are blessed because we have the Holy Spirit who helps us. As we trust and listen to him we obey him.
This brings me to the hymn, Trust and Obey written by John H.Sammis (1887), “when we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way!
If we are to live in such a time as these , there is none other than God who deserves to be fully trusted . God knows what is best for us. He will direct our paths, as we are his sons and daughters.
God bless you all.
Jeniya Gwendu (EBA moderator).
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