When You Can’t Trust Anyone Around You

I'm a trusting person. I don't throw discernment out the window when I encounter new people, but neither do I enter into new relationships with suspicion.

Essentially, I choose to believe the best; to take people at their word; and to give people the benefit of the doubt. To put it another way, I trust people until they give me a reason not to.

Most of the time, this mindset lays a foundation for strong, trusting relationships. Sometimes, though, you get blind-sided by someone you thought you could trust. Still, I would rather operate with an open, discerning heart than a closed, suspicious soul. I believe this is God's will for our lives.

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Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Expecting Big Things From God

Are you waiting on the Lord? What does that even mean? It means waiting actively, expecting something from the Lord. What are you expecting from Him? Watch for it. Lean into it. In this morning's prayer call, we pressed into expectations and asked God to help us catch Him answering prayers big and small. Click the headline to listen in to the prayer call.

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Mornings With the Holy Spirit: Moving in the Opposite Spirit

If you've been maligned, talked about, persecuted, betrayed or otherwise treated poorly, you have to choices: you can return evil for evil or return evil for good. You can choose to move in the opposite spirit. In this prayer call, we really pressed in for the grace to do just that. Click the headline to access the call.

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