Trusting God part 2

Teaching summary

Here is the summary of the teaching – My teaching basically talks about trust. It reveals the deep meaning of trust, it shows the biblical examples of those who trust God and prevailed; and some proofs and evidence of trusts coupled with some benefits of Godly living.

We make our marks in life by trusting God. God specialises at lifting and building men but our trust in His ability to perform it is a prerequisite.

When faith graduated into trust every element of doubt is destroyed. Many of us want the blessings of Abraham but have the faith of Thomas. Life cannot be sweet than the level of our faith.

James 1:5-8 KJV
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. [6] But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. [7] For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. [8] A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

What is trust?

Trust is a deep-seated conviction – this implies that you are not daunted by the situations or happenings around you. Instead, you’re listening to what the WORD is saying irrespective of what the WORLD is saying

Some Biblical Instances of Trust

By trust, Abraham became the father of nations. Immortality swallowed up mortality in Abraham as he was ever ready to sacrifice his only long awaited son. He trusted God in His ability to deliver.

Genesis 22:6-13 KJV
And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. [7] And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? [8] And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. [9] And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. [10] And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. [11] And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. [12] And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. [13] And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

By trust, the three Hebrew boys were rescued. These boys said “O NEBUCHADNEZZAR – no title involved – we are not careful to answer you in this matter. And God saw the dogged determination in them that they will not bow for the king’s golden image and His heartbeat was like “I must rescue my children”. He delivered!

Daniel 3:16-18 KJV
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

What are the proofs of trust?
1). Godliness – your trust stops where your Godly living ends. The fear of God is the capital proof your trust in God.

1 Peter 1:15-16 KJV
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; [16] Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Godliness is the covenant key to greatness

Daniel 1:8 KJV
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Daniel 2:46 KJV
Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.

Choose to be different. Your choice overrun sin. We are who we are and what we are by our choices. The aces are in our hands

By choice, Daniel reigned. By choice, Joseph ruled

It is never too late to turn. Things start turning the day you turn

2). Obedience – Faith is an element of trust. Trust and faith are inseparable. While faith requires work to works. Faith without work is dead. That is, faith with you taking responsibilities is dead.

James 2:17-18 KJV
Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. [18] Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

James 2:20 KJV
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Stop waiting, you’ve waited long enough. Enough is enough! It’s high time to act. Enter into the word of God by demonstrating it’s injunctions. It works! It works like fire!!

James 1:22-25 KJV
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. [23] For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: [24] For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. [25] But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Wait a minute about this, unrepentant, undying and tireless obedience are the hallmarks of a winning believer. Obedience is a cardinal proof of trust.

Get this straight : put sleep under, put God first not yourself, not your spouse. Laziness is a satanic instrument. Subscribe into the obedience and all round flow of blessings will overtake you and your life will be become like a dream world.

Deuteronomy 28:1-3 KJV
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: [2] And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. [3] Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Matthew 6:33 KJV
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Psalm 126:1 KJV
When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

In conclusion, it’s wisdom to make a U-turn when you’re heading to a road that leading to the wrong way. Live ready today; it might be too late to get ready. May open the eyes of your understanding.

May God open the eyes of your understanding to know how to trust him to the point of receiving rewards and blessings.

Written by Chris Olalekan Adedoyin

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