The True Vine Challenge: Abiding in Trust

Ever feel like God has asked you to put a beautiful puzzle together, but He is with holding back some of the pieces?

Or that you are working on a new recipe but something is missing? All of the items you thought you needed were spread out on the counter, but alas, you know it needs one more thing.

Voila! then He gives it to you?

That is how I am feeling this week.

Pondering the concepts of abiding and asking the Lord to show me His inspiration has left me feeling like I am standing on the edge of a cliff. Something out there is beautiful, but I can’t figure out just what it is yet and what I’m supposed to do with it.

Like the first time I saw the Grand Canyon, I really didn’t see it. Maybe I was just too tired. It was early evening, too cloudy, and honestly when I went back to the hotel that evening, I didn’t get all the hype.

Then the next morning when we went out again, I could see.

Oh could I see.

I was just too wrapped up into getting there to take in the view. When God finally drew the curtain back and shined a light, I got it. It was there the night before. I just didn’t have eyes to see.

This is how I am abiding this week. It involves trust. It involves faith. And I am realizing how slow I am to learn these spiritual lessons.

I can’t wait to see what He reveals. In His time. I know I have to keep abiding and trusting Him.

I realize that  if I keep in this pursuit of abiding, then something beautiful will transform before my very eyes. I just have to be patient and wait for it. I need to continue abiding in trust.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. ~2 Cor. 3:18 NIV

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  1. Isn’t He amazing? So good to give us what we need, when we’re ready to really see? I love the analogy of the Grand Canyon. Though I’ve not yet seen it in person, I get what you’re saying. Totally. Get. It. Too often I’m too (fill in the blank) to really see.

    Maybe our prayer this week can be, “God, I see. Help my blindness.”

  2. Laura Knox says:

    did you write this before or after He drew back the curtains? Can’t wait for you to share, friend! STILL waiting…patiently…sort of. 😉

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