This week in the City of Greeneville employee's seminar we talked about T - Trust, and how a trusting relationship with our Creator on this crazy journey we call life, is in fact vital to our health and well-being.
One way we can begin to know and understand who God is, so that we can put our trust in Him, is by reading His word. It is there in the pages of scripture that we discover a God who never gives up on us, despite our constant failings and attempts to go our own way. On the contrary, He offers love and forgiveness, to the point of sending His own Son to take our place on the cross, and all we have to do is "confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead, and we will be saved." (Romans 10:9-10)
And though I must admit that the smooth journey of the top photo IS enticing, it is only in the midst of the obstacles of the second journey that we find God and are able to enjoy the blessings of an abundant, eternal life with Him, no matter our circumstances.
What about you? Have you put your trust in Him?
|About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.|