If your mind feels worn out all the time, you're not trusting God. The tendency to want to know about everything that's going on can be detrimental to your Christian walk. Sometimes knowing everything can be uncomfortable and can even hurt you. I spent a large part of my life being impatient, frustrated and disappointed because there were things I didn't know. God had to teach me to leave things alone and quit feeling that I needed to know everything. I finally learned to trust the One who knows all things and accept that some questions may never be answered.
We prove that we trust God when we refuse to worry. It's difficult to exercise discernment if you're always trying to figure everything out. But when you're willing to say, "God, I can't figure this out, so I'm going to trust You to give me revelation that will set me free," then you can be comfortable in spite of not knowing.
Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We often say God is never late, but generally He isn't early either.
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Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives. We spend a lot of time in our lives waiting because change is a process. Many people want change, but they don't want to go through the waiting process. But the truth is, waiting is a given—we are going to wait. The question is, are we going to wait the wrong or right way? If we wait the wrong way, we'll be miserable; but if we decide to wait God's way, we can become patient and enjoy the wait.
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It takes practice, but as we let God help us in each situation, we develop patience, which is one of the most important Christian virtues. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit see Galatians It's developed only under trial, so we must not run from difficult situations. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing James As we develop patience, the Bible says we finally feel completely satisfied—lacking nothing.
Even our relationship with God involves progressive changes. My relationship with God is so much different now than it was in the early days of my Christian experience. It is not nearly as emotionally exciting Every change I've gone through has made me more mature, solid and well-grounded. We learn to trust God by going through many experiences that require trust. By seeing God's faithfulness over and over, we let go of trusting ourselves, and gradually we place our trust in Him.
Looking at it like this, it is easy to see how timing plays an important part in learning to trust God. If He did everything we asked for immediately, we would never grow and develop.
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Timing and trust work side by side. God gives us hopes and dreams for certain things to happen in our lives, but He doesn't always allow us to see the exact timing of His plan. Although frustrating, not knowing the exact timing is often what keeps us in the program. There are times when we might give up if we knew how long it was going to take, but when we accept God's timing, we can learn to live in hope and enjoy our lives while God is working on our problems.
We know that God's plan for our lives is good, and when we entrust ourselves to Him, we can experience total peace and happiness. The book of Genesis tells the story of Joseph, who waited many years for the fulfillment of the dream God had given him.
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He was falsely accused and imprisoned before the time came for him to do what God had shown him he was to do. Exodus tells us that God led the Israelites the longer, harder way on their journey to the Promised Land because He knew they were not yet ready to go in. There had to be time for their training, and they had to go through some very trying situations. They wasted a lot of time wondering about God's timing, but God never failed to take care of them and show them what He wanted them to do.
The same is true in our lives. It was many years after I received my call from God in February of before I finally began to see major fulfillment of what God had called me to do. God's training period simply requires us to do what He tells us to do when He tells us to do it Proverbs says, A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.
Proverbs says, Man's steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way? When God directs our paths, He sometimes leads us in ways that don't make sense to us so we're not always going to understand everything. If we try to reason out everything, we will experience struggle, confusion and misery—but there is a better way. Or perhaps somehow it will eventually be proven a dead end by indisputable dating of documents, DNA testing and other scientific tests and tools.
Either way, none of us will be the worse for the truly incredible journey to inquire and discover what can be surmised about Jesus' Lost Years by taking the questions right to the ancient temple of the Hindus called Jagannath in Puri, India, where some say Jesus spent several years the "some" include the present spiritual leader of the Hindu religion, the Shankaracharya and a Buddhist monastery high in the Himalayas in Ladakh, India, where an ancient scroll has long been held to exist that purportedly answers all the questions about the Missing Years of Jesus see: www.
You didn't know Jesus was missing? In the world of film we call that sort of omission a "jump cut. One critic accuses me of Biblical revisionism for examining the gap. But I'm not revising. How can you revise what isn't there? I'm probing to see if historical records and longstanding traditions of all kinds can help cure the omission. Check it and confirm it if you don't believe me.
Never heard Jesus called Saint Issa? It's how they refer to him in the Muslim and Hindu worlds, and even the Buddhists are said to conceal a very ancient manuscript in a monastery high in the Himalayas called "The Life of Saint Issa, the Best of the Sons of Men. It's long overdue that the debunking stop. Our journey to India, following the trail of those who saw and translated the manuscript several times, gives a very convincing case that the manuscript does exist, and that it dovetails neatly with a long list of other kinds of evidence that put Jesus in India during that period of his life.
If true, that journey of Jesus to the East was conveniently omitted from the New Testament. You don't think Jesus could have reached India during his years as a young man? If he had remained in Judea, wouldn't he have been married off at age thirteen, the age all Jewish boys attain manhood? The silk road to India and beyond was much-traveled.
There were caravans of merchants. And if there were three Wise Men the Magi from the East who were present at Jesus' birth, doesn't it imply as Indian sage Paramahansa Yogananda claimed that a tug from the Orient was present in Jesus' life from the beginning? Then why would the Lord not return the visit?
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Shipped to over one million happy customers. For thousands of years, scholars, even without the help of advanced technology, were able to plot the courses of planets and stars with such accuracy that cosmic events could be predicted decades in advance. Yet something crucial was missing; their calculations were consistently just a little bit off.
They had yet to discover that the sun was the center of the solar system. This is a good metaphor for the experience of many Christians. They have put their trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins. They desire to please God with their life. Yet something crucial is missing. Their day-to-day experience of faith lacks the vitality they know it should have. The solution could not be simpler. In the same way the solar system orbits the sun so must the life of a Christian orbit Jesus.
When Christians see that Jesus is at the center of everything the results are revolutionary. Charles and Janet Morris have discovered this themselves, shown it to others over their years of ministry, and now use four basic truths to show the reader. Creation is all about Jesus. The Scriptures are all about Jesus. Salvation is all about Jesus. Life is meant to be all about Jesus. If we feel like we're missing something. We put our trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of our sins and desire to please God, yet something seems missing. Our day-to-day experience of faith lacks vitality--and we know it.
We're probably missing Jesus. The answer is simple. When we see the crucified, resurrected Jesus on the throne of the cosmos, we are delivered from self-absorption.
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We are pulled out of our own small stories into His great story--a story of freedom and joy. This book is about not missing Jesus. It's about seeing him big. It's about having our lives re-centered on the glorious Son of God all over again. Charles and Janet Morris wanted to know what happens when we stop missing Jesus, and now they're sharing what they've learned.
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