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

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  • Norah

    This testimony has reaffirmed God’s faithfulness to me as experienced by me in different ways. I have shared it with my sister who has recently resolved to be faithful in tithe after I shared Mal. 3:10 with her.

  • Mavhoro Tawona

    Amen and Amen. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the set before us. He says he is going to prepare a place for you and come back to take us home. Whatever promise he says he will do it because it is impossible for God to lie. If we abide in him let us claim the promises and they will be ours.

  • Khethy

    Amen God will never forsake us for His name ‘s sake. I have proved Him in many ways one of them is to get a job which doesnt need me to work on a sabbath since I became an adventist. May we bless Him as we trust in Him

  • Wojtek Janiuk

    Amen

  • Rosalia

    Amen. God shall supply all our needs according to His riches in glory. This is my desire to work for God freely. Thanks for sharing and God bless you and your family for the work you are doing for Him Kat

  • Ann Ferrol

    Lord you knows the desire of my heart my want and my needs lord I pray that you deliver me and my family from the life of this world and draw us back to your way oh lord I pray amen

  • Ros Farrell

    I have gained much hope and encouragement from the commentary this morning. May our faith remain steadfast and true as we live out God’s word in our daily lives

  • Derek Morris

    Thanks for sharing your testimony, Kat.
    You’re right! Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of heaven and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
    Thank you, Jesus, for caring about every aspect of our lives.
    Thank you, most of all for Your unfailing love and the gift of Your salvation.
    We are honored to join with You in Your mission and long for the day when we will see You face to face!
    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

  • Jeanette

    I’ve proved Him over and over again. God is ALWAYS faithful in His way and at the best time. Let us put our full trust in Him for He is able to make a way when there seems to be no way.

  • Viveen McLeary

    Amen. Thanks so much Kat for this beautiful testimony of faith. This has been a source of strength to me. From now on my faith in God will increase and be on a higher level. God bless.

  • Ellen Gibson

    This blog was just the encouragement I need to trust the Lord to provide the job He knows I need, not the one I think I need. Praise Him for keeping me from the wrong one!

  • Cynthia Duncan Mercer

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! I love that we have a personal advocate available to us at ALL times ready and willing to give us the desires of our hearts that are in harmony with His Word! I know OA is blessed to have you!
    Blessings, Cindy

  • Nonhlanhla Masuku

    Thank you for sharing that testimony Kat, it came to me at the perfect time, and what dawned on me is that NOTHING takes God by surprise, hence we should trust Him always.

  • Barbra

    Amen. Thank you for this encouraging testimony . My prayer is that I remain firm and still in faith and trusting God to see me through the challenges am going through. Stay blessed family.

  • Qiniso Mthembu

    Amen and thank you for this testimony and supplimentary notes on application. Let me just say God still speaks in very real terms and I’m grateful that He will stop at nothing to reach me. Very timely message for me and I surrender all to Him and claim the promise that He will supply all my needs according to His riches in glory.

    God be praised!

  • Alphonce Angiro

    Amen Kat Our God is faithful and has good plans for us always.