"You can't trust God generally; you must trust Him specifically."
How is it that we [I] want a personal, one-of-a-kind relationship with a non-generic God, but keep trying to trust Him in a general, generic way.
Every need, every circumstance, every challenge, every battle He has orchestrated or allowed and set before us [me] is strategically designed with this very thought in mind:
This is an opportunity to experience the great
Hearing those words in the quote I shared above as I listened to This Sermon about Worry, reminded me that, as long as I don't identify my specific need and find out Who God IS in regard to that need and purpose to trust Him to be specifically Who He says HE IS in regard to that need, I will continue to stumble in the wilderness trying to know and serve a nebulous shadow of who the true, almighty God is.
I will ever know about Him, but I will never know Him.
It would seem that when we trust Him generally, we will have the capacity to praise Him only generally, too.
Trusting God and praising Him, specifically, in private and family prayer and worship reminds of us His faithfulness and teaches us and our children that with every specific test, there is a testimony.
God help us....help me....to trust You specifically!
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