Trust and Obey

by Jimmy Pruitt


Lessons in Waiting: Timing is critical. Pace matters. Move too quick and we produce an Ishmael. Too slow and we miss the moment called obedience.

Trust and obey. The first three words to the chorus of hymn number 409 that we used to sing in our little baptist church. I loved that church. I loved number 409 in the Baptist Hymnal. 

The next line of words coalesce to form a promise, “…for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus. But to trust and obey.”

Trust implies listening. It implies responding. It implies a relationship in real time. If timing is critical and pace matters, in my walk with Christ, then to trust and obey is one more way I can lean in, move close and draw near to Him in this day. In this moment.