Prove God! Try Him! – By Kat Taylor

There was a time that I wondered if God really cared about the little details in my life—that is, until I stepped out in faith and gave Him the chance to prove it.

Prove it is just what He did!

For the past year or so, my heart has been longing to leave my secular career and serve in full time ministry. But where? And if I went into full time ministry, how would I afford to pay my bills or buy the car I desperately needed?

Well, God knew my needs and His plans for my life long before I ever had a clue what He was up to. The Bible says, “Before they call, I will answer” (Isa. 65:24).

Knowing that I needed reliable transportation, and that He would be moving me from my job with the federal government to the position of girl’s dean at a private boarding academy, God provided a car for me months in advance. He also provided the funds needed to do maintenance and repairs. Besides my personal prayer partners, no one knew my desires or needs. It was just between us and God. And God proved Himself faithful.

In Matthew 6:31-33 it says, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

As my faith grew, I decided to prove God even more. A couple months later, I decided that I was going to tell my employer that I would not be returning to work in the New Year. I knew God had a better plan for me; A plan for ministry. I still didn’t know what or where!

Just a few days later, through a series of divine appointments, I met the right people at the right place at the right time, and the position of girl’s dean for this private boarding academy was offered to me. It was a perfect fit for my heart’s desire to serve, and I couldn’t believe how everything was falling into place. Then I realized that God had been working and bringing all these details together for His glory, long before I’d even asked. And that’s just what God likes to do.

In Malachi 3:10, God says “prove me.” In other words, “test me, try me,” He encourages us. When we choose to put Him first, not only with our tithes and offerings, but with our life. He will be faithful!

Join me in proving God’s faithfulness!

Kat Taylor enjoys being girl’s dean at Oklahoma Academy and continues to work in prayer ministry as well as assisting with the Revival and Reformation’s social media.

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4543060842_e4fdb33047_bPractical Application: 

We all have real needs and need real money to pay real bills! However, instead of stressing over how you are going to make ends meet, why not write out a list of your needs and write Bible promises besides each need. For example, God promises to never let His children go hungry (Isa. 33:16). God promises to supply our needs (Ps. 37:25). Claim these promises as you give God your needs, and allow Him to prove His faithfulness.

Inspiration tells us:

“We need greater faith in the progress of the cause of God. When the Lord gives us a work to do, let us not stop to inquire into the reasonableness of the command or the probable result of our effort to obey. Workers for Christ are never to think, much less to speak, of failure in their work. Though the outward appearance may be unpromising, energy and trust in God will develop resources… Be strong, and talk hope. Press your way through obstacles. God’s word is your assurance. Approach your Saviour with the full confidence of living faith, joining your hands with his. Go where he leads the way. Whatsoever he says to you, do. He will teach you just as willingly as he will teach some one else… “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Have we not proved this in the past? As we moved out, trusting God’s promises, things unseen, except by the eye of faith, have become things seen. As we have walked and worked by faith, God has fulfilled to us every word he has spoken. The evidence we have of the faithfulness of his promise should check every thought of unbelief.” Review and Herald, May 20, 1902, par. 14,16,17

Dear Heavenly Father, As we continue to journey toward our heavenly home, we pray that our faith and trust in You would continue to grow. Help us to prove Your Word, and to trust You, knowing that You are faithful, and Your word does not return unto You void. Thanks for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Promises to Claim: Mal. 3:8, Phil. 4:19