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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