A New Twist On Love And Trust…

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A New Twist On Love And Trust…

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Several weeks ago I was just days away from sending out my first book proposal. I was pretty happy with what I had put together, and I thought it was ready. Then, suddenly, everything changed. It seems my book project, The Wellspring Of Life, was incomplete. What? I thought I had nailed it down…. but, in reality, it was missing the most important chapter. I didn’t actually have to write the whole chapter to submit the book proposal… but what I learned was way more important than the book project… and just as important as the verse it is based on.

“Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life” Proverbs 4:23.

Guard… protect… defend… shield…  look out for… that’s really important…

… but if my heart is going to be “the wellspring of life” … something equally important has to happen… I have to love… and trust.

A new twist on love and trust…

The jist of this is that I broke one of my own principles that has become dogma… The 4 Circles And The Great Beyond… it guards… protects… defends… it’s a system that 1 can use to establish barriers around the heart… it will help establish boundaries… I’m down with that part.

The twist? Once I have the safe boundaries I need to trust God to take care of the rest.

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

Yep, our Heavenly Father showed me the way… the experience rekindled a fresh perspective for me… and the last chapter…

It’s a new twist… to cherish… cultivate… embrace… nourish… treasure… value… adore… honor… treasure… (did I mention treasure?) and otherwise just LOVE…

Guarding… The 4 Circles… and then Trust in God to take care of the rest. A wise strategy.

Are you generally a trusting person by nature? Do you ever find it difficult to trust God’s lead?


Carol Peterson

June 7, 2012at 1:11 pm

I guess I’m trusting. It’s not hard to trust God but I do find myself debating with Him when I feel Him leading me someplace I don’t feel equipped to go. It gets easier though the more I trust and the more I recognize His proving.

I totally know what you mean about the book proposal–there’s always that one more important thing that needs to be included. Good luck with it!

    chris vonada

    June 7, 2012at 3:45 pm

    Yep, the great debate… my will or His?

Christine Niles

June 7, 2012at 3:55 pm

By nature I’m a skeptic and a cynic. I trust people easily with little things, but it takes a lot to earn my deep trust. Sometimes it takes a little reminding for me to realize that God is different, and totally trustworthy to the core!

    chris vonada

    June 7, 2012at 4:06 pm

    Thankful we can trust the Lord, good point Christine!

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