Trees and Simple Faith . . . Redux

*Pastor’s Note: Have you given any thought at all to the simple things in life? If you have, have you considered them in relation to faith? Our Brother-in-Christ, Don Merritt at Life Project Blog shares with us some wonderful perspective and great insight into those very questions.

As always, please stop by and let him know you appreciate his ministry for us as well as for the Lord. While you’re there, check out his other articles. Don is a very prolific writer and teacher and though he might have slowed down a bit recently, he has a treasure trove of great articles. Remember, these teachings and exhortations are a sacrifice of praise and worship to the Lord from His servants! Give him a like and some encouragement! God Bless!

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Many have said that the simple things in life are the best. Simple things don’t  cost much, usually aren’t flashy and are seldom mentioned in the newspapers… Things like devotion to duty, love of family, faith in God and serving others are the kinds of things that make life worth living…

Our Lord taught us that to love Him is to obey His commands (John 14:23) and at first glance this might seem difficult. The truth is that it isn’t very difficult at all; it only requires simple and uncomplicated faith. If we have simple faith to believe His teachings, than obeying Him is an easy burden to bear.

Faith is not complicated, it has no ulterior motive and it isn’t self promoting; it just boils down to a loving response to His loving act of saving us from death. Simple faith is uncomplicated because we are relieved of the need to find a way to work it to our advantage or to use it to put others down; instead simple faith lifts everyone up.

Simple faith is like a tree that grows in the wild. It doesn’t try to impress anybody, it doesn’t worry about the latest fashions or how to climb over other people on its way up the corporate ladder. All the tree does is live, grow and do what God intended for it.

Come to think of it, we can learn quite a bit from a tree!

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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