Tis’ so Sweet to Trust in Jesus – By Angel C.

Tis’ so Sweet to Trust in Jesus, and to take him at his word; Just to rest upon his promise, and to know, ‘Thus saith the Lord.” (verse 1)

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! how I’ve proved him o’er and o’er! Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust him more.

I’m so glad I learned to trust thee, Precious Jesus, Savior, friend; and I know that thou are with me, wilt be with me to the end.  (verse 4)

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! how I’ve proved him o’er and o’er! Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! O for grace to trust him more.

On Sunday, February 5, 2012, day 3 of the Create 2011 cohort pilgrimage we were given the rich opportunity to worship at Maitrichit Chinese Baptist Church which is the first Baptist church in Asia.  During the worship experience many familiar songs were sung, but one that rang very dear to my heart was “Tis’ so Sweet to Trust in Jesus.”  I love this hymn for so many reasons, and as we each sang this song in our own native language I began to reflect on the richness of God in my life and how I have learned to trust him.  I began to think about the personal journey I had to experience to get to this place in my life.  How I had to let go of my own will for God’s will.  I am thankful to God for allowing me to grow in him more each day.  While singing the words in verse 4 I began to tear up when thinking about my human fallen nature and the countless mistakes I have made, and yet in spite of it all God still loves me, has saved me, and desires to be my friend.  I praise God that in his awesomeness he is patient and loving while walking in front of me, beside me, and behind me each and every day.

I want to encourage everyone to know that that no matter where you are in your walk with God he desires to know each and everyone of us in a very personal and intimate way.  We need to learn how to trust God for everything, and not just for what we are comfortable with.  As I close I would like to leave you with one of my favorite passages of scripture in Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) which says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.”


My Experience:

Paw Lu

I belong to the Kachin ethnic group in Myanmar. I am now serving as an associate minister at a Baptist church in Kachin State, which is in the northern part of Myanmar.  We have over 7000 church members at my church.

I have been in ministry for over 17 years. I know that in order to lead my congregation effectively, I need more education. I believe that this D.Min. program will enhance my ministry today and into the future.

Learning together with other students from Myanmar has been very valuable for me. I have enjoyed living together. I have also learned from the Shawnee D.Min. students as well.  It is good to be able to appreciate each other’s cultures and ministry experiences.