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July 19, 2010

The Way of Trust

I wanted to share this quote which has meant so much me the past several months.  I can't stress enough how much I feel in my spirit that trusting God wholly and completely is becoming more and more critical.  The distinction between those who trust fully in the Lord and those who do not will become very apparent.  The duality of trust and the self reliance that exists in most believers will begin to be exposed.  Life and resource and abundance will flow through a life that is yielded, trusting, and humbled before the Lord.

"The way of trust is a movement into obscurity, into the undefined, into ambiguity, not into some predetermined, clearly delineated plan for the future. The next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of God acting in the desert of the present moment. The reality of naked trust is the life of the pilgrim who leaves what is nailed down, obvious, and secure, and walks into the unknown without any rational explanation to justify the decision or guarantee the future. Why? Because God has signaled the movement and offered it his presence and his promise."

— Brennan Manning (Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin's Path to God)