Words from the Heart for Friday August 23rd, 2019

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NIV)

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Trust in the Lord

Nearly two-thirds of Canadians don’t trust any organization to see or hold their personal data, finds a new report from KPMG in Canada. The report Me, my Canadian life, my wallet, finds that Canadians are among the most distrusting in the world with nearly one-third unwilling to share their personal data for anything. According to Peter Hughes, Customer and Digital Services Leader with KPMG Canada, “Companies need to recognize how valuable – and fleeting – customer trust is.”

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I’m always amazed at the ability of trees to pull from the earth all the water and nutrients they need to flourish, even in the driest of climates. I l often imagine how deep the roots must go in order to tap the resources that are deep below the surface. The Bible uses this as a picture of our lives in Christ. Jeremiah 17:7-8 says, “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” When we trust in God, through faith in Jesus Christ, we are putting our roots deep in Him. And as we do, no matter what the climate of our lives, He provides the nutrients and sustaining spiritual life that we need. The deeper we are planted in Christ, through times in His Word and in prayer, the more spiritual life flows into us, ensuring that no matter what happens in our lives, God will pour into us all that we need to not only survive the challenging times, but to flourish.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley