Bloganuary – Day 3

Each day of January participants are emailed a thought provoking question that can be turned into a blog post.

When is the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone?

This is a tricky question for me:

Was it when I started blogging?

Was it when I decided to become a school bus driver?

Was it when I decided to become a jail chaplain?

Was it when I decided to get healthy?

Was it when our church decided to merge with another local congregation and create community with a whole new group of people. This meant joining new ministries and embracing new opportunities.

Looking over the questions above, I realized that over the last four or five years God has continued to challenge me to set aside my own agenda to embrace His plan instead.

The lesson here is to “trust & obey”…

Trust & Obey*

When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

But we never can prove
the delights of his love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favor he shows,
for the joy he bestows,
are for them who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at his feet,
or we’ll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
where he sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

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10 comments

  1. Following God’s plan can definitely lead to lots of situations that are outside our comfort zones, but I think it’s often how he grows our faith. I love the hymn that you shared. I’ve heard it a long time ago, but not for many years.

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