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Loved Ones

You will never take care of your loved ones so well as when you are faithfully holding them up to God. You, as wise as you may seem, will only get in the way. Only that which comes from God can solve your difficult problems. You, of yourself, cannot convince anyone to turn to God. Life is full of trouble and hard times—God alone holds our hearts in His hand. He strengthens you as He strengthens all who trust in Him. Stay continually in God's presence if you want to lead your flock safely. "Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman watches it in vain." (Psalm 127:1)

You will only hear God speak as you quiet yourself to listen to Him. Does this seem like a waste of time? You will accomplish more in your outward duties by completely leaning on your Lord within. If you want to do the will of your heavenly Father, you will be inwardly fed by discovering that will from God Himself.