A few months ago I wrote about experiences I had in a series of trusting God regardless of what I saw happening around me.

This time lets look at what God requires in the way of trust.

I have had or been around farm animals almost all my life and never gave it much thought till this morning. God gave an insight into something I had done all these years with the animals. I would pet them from birth on, regardless of what my intent was.

I could always walk right up to any animal and I and take them anywhere I wanted regardless if it was somewhere they would not normally want to go. I did this with cows, hogs and even chickens.

I remember a few instances which I’ll tell you about:

Once I was having to repair a feed trough for a large boar hog, as I was making the repairs he would come up looking at what I was doing and be grunting, I would reach over and pat his fat jaws.

My oldest brother, James, who had raised hogs many years, said, “Don’t you know he could kill you?” I said, “Sure, but I’m fine as long as he doesn’t know it.” What I was actually saying, as long as he didn’t want to.

Another instance was when I had a sow in heat and took her to another town because I didn’t have a boar for her. I backed the truck up dropped the tail gate, walked over patted her neck and said, “Come on Girl.” She walked right up into the back of that truck even though it moved under her weight and she had never been off the ground before.

Got her to the other farmer, did the same, walking her right into the pen where the male was. When I went back a few days later to get her, the man said, “You won’t be able to do as you did before, she hasn’t even been bread so she will be a lot different.”

I said, “Get your male in the back pen, and I’ll take her out.” He poked his male till he went back and the door between them was shut. I opened the gate walked in patted her neck and said, “Come on Girl.” she walked right out and into the truck as always. It blew his mind!

Today I was with my chickens and had some smaller ones that I have been working with (it takes some time) and they wanted out. Now this is the “Rule”: You MUST come to me allowing me to pet you and sit you on the grown by hand before you get out, eat grass and wallow in the dirt. Just heaven to them, LOL

Our God, and if we have given Him our lives, our Lord and Savior, desires the same from us. He has set down certain “Rules.”

Lets look at what He says you “must” do:

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Right off we see to even come to Him we “must” have faith in Him- what He says and does we are to trust is best for us. Believe that he exists and we get rewards (out of the cage) true Freedom.

2 Corinthians 1:4, Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

He desires to provide for those that believe and trust Him. However sometimes we just won’t! Oh we don’t openly “say” we will not obey or seek Him but in our daily walk we say it with our actions.

In Old Testament days the people openly disobeyed, building idols etc, where today we do it secretly because we seem to think- “If others don’t know, then I’m fine.” When in reality God KNOWS and that’s all that matters!

Jeremiah 23:24, “Who can hide an secrete places so that I cannot see them?” Declares the Lord. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” Declares the Lord.

The problem isn’t that we are not aware of this truth, the problem is we really don’t care. Oh to openly say we don’t care is not in our vocabulary but since we know this truth and do as we KNOW God would not approve- we DO say it.

When we sin, yeah disobedience it exactly that “SIN” and we haven’t even struggled with it, then it is a direct result of us not caring what God says or desires of us. We aren’t talking about the sin we do struggle with and fail! Does it hurt your heart?

Then He is there ready to say:

“Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him/her, put a ring on his/her finger and sandals on his/her feet. Bring the fatted calf and kill it. Lets have a feast and celebrate. For this son/daughter of “mine” was dead and is alive again; was lost but has been found!”

Always ready to forgive and sit you at His table as the son or daughter you are. Oh such love the Father has for His children! Why would we ever “want” to hurt Him?

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