Would you dare to trust God?
I recall reading in Christian magazine an article about trusting God.
The article stirred me to wonder how much I trusted the Lord. In his word he has many promises; one is that he would; “Supply all our Needs”.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 NASB.
As a Christian I knew that only faith pleases God and without faith it is impossible to please him!
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NLT.
I want to share with you my personal true life experience when I prayed and told the Lord; “I will dare to trust you”.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10 NLT. This was one of my Mom’s favorite scriptures.
I was on a bus on my way to work when on that morning I had prayed that prayer. It was a Friday and I was to begin a two week vacation, we had just moved into our new home and I had spent all my vacation pay on bills.
I called my wife later in the day; she asked me if I got paid as she needed to go food shopping. I explained about paying the bills and that we were broke, she was shocked and said; “What are we going to do?” my response was; “Let God worry about it”. I surprised myself with the words that I had just said, they were not disrespectful but were from faith and I left this need in his hands.
I had perfect peace while I was walking to our home that afternoon. I did ask the Lord this question; “Lord, you know I only have some change in my pocket”.
Then I heard in my mind; “There is a check”, I asked; “A check? ”. When my wife opened the front door I walked right by her not saying a word, I went directly to the kitchen table, picked up the newspaper hiding the check. My wife said; “how did you know?’ I said; “The Lord through the Holy Spirit had told me”. She then told me when she first checked the mail box it was empty but she felt prompted to check it a second time. When she put her hand in the box again, she found the check lying flat against the front of the box. She thought she would surprise me by hiding the check under the newspaper on the kitchen table but the Holy Spirit had told me where it was. The Lord wanted my wife to see for herself the result of trusting Him. She now realized that only God knew where she had hidden the check and then she knew he had revealed it to me! This may seem strange to some people. The Christian walk is a “Supernatural” walk and only those who have received the Holy Spirit with his “Gift” of faith can understand or experience it! In God’s word we read that an iron axe head floated, a donkey spoke, ravens fed God’s man, Peter walked on water. Is anything too hard for God?
Note: The check was from money my wife was owed from the company she had recently retired from.
I have shared previously that the promises of God are conditional, exercising your faith is foremost; obedience from the heart is the key. We learn in God’s word that once we have believed in the Lord Jesus, we are to first grow as babes in Christ desiring the “Milk” of the word. Then diligently seeking the Lord in order to become the “Mature” Christian led by the Holy Spirit, doing God’s Will. (Hebrews 11:6)
Obedience leads to the studying of God’s word in order to show yourselves approved by God and not be ashamed.
Then the promises of God will be yours, we ourselves have seen them come true in our own lives, dare to trust God!
So that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12 NASB.