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Monday, January 18, 2016

Uncontaminated Trust and Joy!

            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  It’s uncontaminated….squeezed fresh from the fruit of the Spirit!

            Author Brennan Manning writes: “Uncontaminated trust in the revelation of Jesus allows us to breathe more freely, to dance more joyfully, and to sing more gratefully about the gift of salvation.” Isn’t that a beautiful thought? Have you ever heard that term “uncontaminated trust”? What does that mean?

            The definition of “uncontaminated” is: “not corrupted; unpolluted; pure.” So “uncontaminated trust” must mean PURE TRUST, unpolluted by doubts or world views. Our trust is uncontaminated when we trust God completely, believing that Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

            As Brennan Manning states, “we can breathe more freely, dance more joyfully and sing more gratefully” when we realize our salvation is a gift.   ARE we doing that?

·         Do we “cast our cares upon the Lord” or do we try to carry our burdens alone? Heavy burdens can take our breath away!
·         Are will overflowing with His joy… so much that we feel like dancing?  Or are we dragging our feet under the weight of our problems?
·         Do we carry a praise song in our hearts and burst into spontaneous worship because of the gratitude we have due to our salvation in Christ?

           Let’s pray for an uncontaminated trust, a pure love and an unpolluted, effervescent joy as we celebrate our gift of salvation.


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