Anita and Ben Wedding Photo

Wedding photo

How Many of Us Trust God?

“From One Christian to Another…”

How many of us really trust God? I mean really trust God. I know I fail in this so many times. Several years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. I can make any little detail or problem become huge, in a heartbeat. If my hip hurts, it takes me no time to think “hip replacement.” If the sprinklers don’t work, I must need a new pump! You get the picture. I want a nice, quiet life. That’s why I’m not a world traveler.

Don’t Disturb My Routine!                                Benjamin Dennis Gowned

I’m all about comfort, sleeping in my own bed, being able to get my 8 glasses of water a day, eating healthy foods, doing my knee exercises. If my routine is disturbed, I get concerned. Worry and anxiety are so natural to me.

Practice the Surrender Principle

Do you know what I really need to do? I need to practice the “Surrender Principle.” I need to crawl back on the altar and say, “Lord, You are in charge. Please take care of me. Everything’s under control – Your control. Your will be done, not mine.”

Keep Our Minds on You, Lord                          Anita Dennis

The psalms say, “Thou will keep Him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.” I need to keep my mind focused on Jesus. I need to realize that every time I think things are out of control, they remain under God’s control.

St. Paul’s mission festivalPeace & Trust Go Together

I would live such a peaceful life because trust and peace go together. The devotional book, God Calling, says, “Only trust, perfect trust, can keep us calm.” I need to remember that! And then live a carefree life in His Divine Providence.

I hope you are living that carefree life in His care.

Blessings on your journey of faith, anita

Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief                                  Beyond Myself Book Cover by Author Anita Katherine Dennis

I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!