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Holding Back From God

Posted by Sally Bland on

A parent’s life is filled with joy, love, and STRESS! It can be overwhelming to navigate the path of helping our children grow to become faithful followers of Christ. James and I work to provide everything our kids need, and that starts with a healthy and vibrant relationship with God. We want them to grow up trusting God with all aspects of their lives, but do we display that same trust or are we being hypocrites? Scripture tells us to trust in the Lord…

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
--Proverbs 3:5-6

Do we “trust” God but have a back-up plan just in case God doesn’t come through in the way we would like? Personally it can be difficult for me to release the safety and care of my kids to anyone, including God. After all, what if God asks them to walk through a difficult situation, one that causes them pain? This thought has caused me stress over the years, but it also reveals how I need to constantly be working on my heart and relationship with God; even as I help my kids develop their own personal relationship with Him. I see the most growth in my children’s faith during our difficult times—when they see James and I release control of our lives to God!

Please join us this week as Pastor Wayne will be leading us through Acts 5:1-11. Like so many of us, Ananias and Sapphira chose to hold back from God and it cost them dearly. I pray God deepens your trust in Him, allowing you to fully release anything that you may be holding back, so that you can grow closer to Him than you have ever been before!




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