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Once upon a time I worked as an auditor in the education sector.  It was my job to audit training organisations against the standards set by government.  I used to ask people to provide evidence.  They would usually respond with, ‘Don’t you trust me, all the paperwork is in order’.  My reply to them was always the same, “In God we trust, everyone else has to bring evidence”. 

That was about as funny as it got working as an auditor for the government.  In most cases if the client couldn’t provide evidence, then there was something out-of-order or missing.

It got me thinking.  If God was to give us an audit of how much we put our faith and trust in him, how much evidence could we provide?  Really? If I had to go to court and was on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict me?  God’s message is simple.  Two words, trust and obedience.  As the old hymn goes:

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
~ John H. Sammis, 1846-1919,  Daniel B. Towner, 1850-1919

So what about you?  Where are you at with trusting God?  What areas do you need to entrust to God?  How much evidence is on your  ‘trust and obey’ file? Here’s some words on trust, fear and obedience:

In God We Trust

Trust in me
I will be your guide
Along the winding road of life

Trust in me
Feel your fears
Then give them to me in a box

Trust in me
I have your box
No you can’t have it back

Trust in me
Just be obedient
You are part of a bigger plan

Trust in me
Seek not to understand
Choose me, trust my way
I will direct your steps

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