Episode #182 Trust In God

When was the last time that you considered what you believe to be true about God? This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn encourage us to explore questions of faith, identity, and spirituality.

Show Notes

When I get on a plane, I never ask what the pilot looks like. I don’t know if it’s a man. I don’t know if it’s a woman. I just get on the plane. I trust that they’re gonna get to me to the destination.
Lourawls Nairn

Three Problems

  • We cannot trust someone we do not know.
  • Just like any other spiritual discipline, trusting in God requires practice.
  • We will not experience inner peace if our lives are devoid of faith.

Five Principles

  • An understanding of God comes not only through the reading of sacred texts and the reciting of prayers but also through human connection and life experiences.
  • Trusting in God is simultaneously most challenging and most essential when life is hard.
  • It is easier to trust someone when we believe that they love and care about us.
  • The spiritual dimension of life is interrelated to the other eleven dimensions.
  • We don’t need to be religious in order to be spiritual.

Three Practices

  • Make a list of characteristics you believe to be true about God.
  • Initiate a conversation this week focused on the topic, “Who is God?”
  • Spend an afternoon reflecting on the words of a sacred text, and consider how your life would be different if you believed the words were true.