Of course, as the editor of Hugh's News and a God-called and ordained preacher of the Gospel, I hope you will gladly receive today's benediction. It is for your benefit to receive it and be blessed.
Then Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"
In yesterday's devotion by Anne Graham Lotz, a daughter of Billy Graham, she wrote about the difference between faith and trust. She used this Scripture. This is a topic I can discuss with my friends like Leroy Baker, Stacy Hilliard, Wesley Russ, and Frank Tunstall. It is a blessing for me to talk with them because I am always blessed by their understanding of Biblical concepts and issues vital to our faith and conduct in life.
Here is what Anne Graham Lotz had to say:
"It is time to Simple Trust"
Having commanded the stone to be rolled away from the place where Lazarus was buried, Jesus challenged Martha not only to obedience but to expectant faith: “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40). In essence, He was saying, “It’s time to place all of your small, mustard seed-sized faith in Me and My promise to you.”
Martha had said she had faith. She intellectually believed what Jesus had said. But Martha needed to make the transition from faith to trust. Because while belief is the consent of the mind and faith is a choice of the will, trust is a commitment of the heart.
The time had come for Martha to put her faith into action by surrendering all of her hopeful expectations and heartfelt longings and practical common sense and simply trust Him. And the time has come for you to simply trust Him. Trust HIM!
Anne Graham Lotz