“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” – Luke 16:10
The central theme and growing capability of the Grace-Full is growing in Trust towards Abba!
We saw this with everyone from Adam, Abraham, Moses and all the way through Jesus, Paul and John living out his last days exiled on a small island. We see it in Mother Theresa and modern day martyrs – It was Never the rule book and following laws that created and made someone holy! It was, is and always will be the ability of the soul to rest in the Goodness, Love, Peace and Grace of Abba – our Heavenly Father!
Trust is why the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The last here on earth had to learn to Trust in His ability and Goodness for food and their very survival at times! When the Bible says we are “Saved by Grace through Faith” it is saying that Gods Amazing Grace in the Free Gift of Christ IS the way – Grace – but to grasp that, to really ingest that – you have to have Faith and Trust in something you cannot see! Trust that you are Blameless in the sight of God Almighty, Trust that your All your sins have been parted as far as the east is from the west, Trust that Now that you have been Reconciled to God that you can Never be separated Him Ever Again, Trust that the path to Him is in Reckless Trust that every moment that comes to you was allowed by Him so that you would grow to become a Lover like Christ was!
Brennan Manning, one of my favorite authors calls this the “second conversion” – the moment you realize that Trust in Abba is what He seeks from His children, childlike Trust. Simple Trust that reaches up and grabs the hand of Abba like a child crossing the street and looks up to see The Alpha and Omega with a huge grin looking down at His friend and child and hears Him saying, “Do not be afraid my child, I LOVE YOU with an EVERLASTING LOVE!”